[rspec-users] Notes on upgrading from RSpec 1 to RSpec 2

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 18:12:17 EST 2011


On Feb 1, 2011, at 4:31 PM, Kurt wrote:

> Most of our RSpec2 conversion has been done since version 2.4, so my
> report of performance 2-3 times slower than RSpec 1 is based on those
> releases.

Are you sure that's all RSpec? rspec-core-2.2 actually runs faster than rspec-core-1.x, and a lot of the Rails framework changed as well. And don't forget bundler. There are a lot of moving parts here, so if you can isolate the slow down to RSpec, please let us know what you find so we can address any specific issues.

Thanks!

David

> On Jan 13, 11:11 am, David Chelimsky <dchelim... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Jan 13, 2011, at 12:36 PM, Kurt wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi -- Thanks for sharing all your tips.  I couldn't understand your
>>> line about what replaces have_text, however.  I don't see a method
>>> called "matches" or "match"...
>> 
>>> I think your list might be the start of an effort by users to document
>>> RSpec2the hard way, since a lot has changed that the core team has
>>> not documented anywhere.  We've found that the Rails3upgradeis some
>>> work, but the advantages over Rails 2 are clear.  RSpec2, however, is
>>> so poorly documented, useful features have been removed for no
>>> apparent reason, and any advantages over RSpec1 have not become clear
>>> yet (our test suite runs 3 times slower than it did in RSpec1!).
>> 
>> re: speed, you be sure toupgradeto rspec-rails-2.2 (I'd go for the latest, 2.4.1), which sped things up considerably.
>> 
>> As for docs - official docs are athttp://relishapp.com/rspec.
>> 
>> Info about contributing to the docs can be found there and athttp://blog.davidchelimsky.net/2010/12/23/rspec-2-documentation-2/.
>> 
>> Thanks in advance for your help.
>> 
>> Cheers,
>> David
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> On Dec 4 2010, 3:22 pm, Jim Morris <wolfma... at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I am trying toupgradea Rails 2.2.2 app to Rails3, its  a pain ;)
>> 
>>>> Part of this is I need toupgradeall my Specs toRSpec2, as this info
>>>> does not seem to be in any one place, here is a summary of what I
>>>> needed to do...
>> 
>>>> * needed to rename all my views from .haml to .html.haml,
>>>> (or .html.erb) although
>>>>   Rails3 seemed ok with the old namingRSpec2view specs failed to
>>>> find the templates with the old name.
>> 
>>>> * rewrite all my view specs...
>>>>   - change `... at controller.template.` to `view.`
>> 
>>>>   -  change `have_tag` to `have_selector` and change the parameters
>>>>      - place holders not supported, need to use #{}
>>>>      - add :content => for any text in second parameter
>> 
>>>>   - change `assign[:blah]= :blod` to `assign(:blag, :blod)`
>> 
>>>>   - change the describe ... do to have the path to the view rather
>>>> than text description
>> 
>>>>   - change the render '/show' to just render or render :file => 'full
>>>> template spec'
>> 
>>>>   - changehave_textto matches(/../)
>> 
>>>>   - change response.should to rendered.shoul
>> 
>>>> * modify the controller specs
>>>>   - controller_name is no longer supported, so need to nest all my
>>>>     describes under a top level describe that has the controller
>>>> name.
>>>>      describe 'UsersController' do
>>>>      or use subject {SomeController.new}  (not tested yet)
>> 
>>>>    - when using post/delete/put :something, :id => 1 passing in an
>>>> integer id used to work, now it needs to
>>>>      be a string (probably a rails3 thing)
>>>>      delete :destroy, :id => "1"
>> 
>>>> * helper specs only needed minor changes
>>>>   - change have_tag to have_selector
>> 
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