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Spork Gem To Improve RSpec Launch Time

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Spork Gem To Improve RSpec Launch Time

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This reduced launch time of rspec for my rails project in Ubuntu VirtualBox on Win7 host from 35 secs to 2 sec.

sudo gem install spork --prerelease

Or add following to Rails Gemfile:

gem 'spork', '>= 0.9.0.rc'

and run

sudo bundle

Run in your Rails project root.

spork --bootstrap

This will add some code and instructions to spec/spec_helper.rb. Follow the instructions and distribute configuration between sections.

Start spork server:

spork rspec

In another terminal launch specs (first green dot should appear 10 times faster the usual):

rspec --drb spec/controllers/your_controller_spec.rb

Read here how to autorestart spork with guard:

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