[rspec-users] Slow Focus tags

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 10:54:49 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 4:00 AM, Rainer Kuhn <rainer at incutio.com> wrote:
> I narrowed it down to three things, the first one might be interesting to
> you, the other ones are my problem, although probably common among lots of
> projects:
> Since we don't mock we usually need a bit of test data prepared for each
> test. At first we used factories, but setting things up every time took way
> to long. So I went for fixture builder instead.
> (http://pivotallabs.com/users/georg/blog/articles/1864-fixture-builder-and-rspec-acceptance)
> It was an immediate improvement, although not a great one, since we have a
> generic setup_test_data method that runs before most tests and loads from
> the database into instance variables.
> 1) config.global_fixtures = :all
> With this line in, the execution of a single focused spec jumps up to a
> minute. My unresearched guess is that it might load the fixtures for each
> spec, although it won't even be executed.

Would you please check log/test.log to verify this?

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