- To run tests in parallel, one pivot experimented with two libraries:
parallel_tests. He found that
hydrawas difficult to setup and eventually gave up to try
parallel_tests. Setting up
parallel_teststurned out to be quite simple and gave him about a 3x performance boost on an 8 core machine. Not linear with the number of cores but still significant.
- Nate Clark recently released a new version of the Selenium RC gem which, among other things, fixes an issue causing tests to hang during initialization.
- The RSpec
=~matcher (which asserts two arrays should contain the same elements) is still awesome.
Here is an example of using the
[1,2,3].should =~ [1,2,3] # => green [1,2,3].should =~ [3,2,1] # => green [1,2,3,4].should =~ [3,2,1] # => red [1,2].should =~ [3,2,1] # => red
It also gives you a really useful failure message:
Failure/Error: [1,2,3,4].should =~ [3,2,1] # => red expected collection contained: [1, 2, 3] actual collection contained: [1, 2, 3, 4] the extra elements were: