[rspec-users] How does Spork help in requests specs?

Rodrigo Rosenfeld Rosas lbocseg at yahoo.com.br
Fri May 18 00:09:24 UTC 2012

Sorry about this, I'm further investigating the slowness issue, and I 
found the culprit: truncation of my PostgreSQL are very slow. I'll 
investigate how to make it faster. Maybe deletion could be faster than 
truncation on PG...


Em 17-05-2012 21:04, Rodrigo Rosenfeld Rosas escreveu:
> Even with Spork, my requests specs are very slow to start running 
> (about 7 seconds).
> I suspect Rails is booting each time I run "rspec -X spec/requests".
> Is that true? If so, is there any way I could instruct the web server 
> to keep alive after the specs run so that it would be faster on next run?
> Are there any resources on how to have better performance on running 
> requests specs with Capybara and Webkit?
> Having to wait about 7 seconds between consecutive runs is really a 
> blocker for me. If I can't get it to run faster, I'll give up on 
> requests specs and only have the controller's tests and client-side 
> code specs without any integration tests...
> But to be honest, I feel much more comfortable having some integration 
> tests for the main features of my application and I would appreciate 
> any hints on making them start faster.
> The last time I worked with Rails, long ago, it wasn't such a painful 
> experience to write such kind of tests (Capybara + Webkit). And my 
> current desktop PC is *way* faster than it used to be by that time...
> I understand that Rails is much slower to boot now, but maybe there 
> are some tricks for reducing the need of rebooting between consecutive 
> requests specs run.
> Thanks in advance,
> Rodrigo.

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