Rake tasks to run tests in parallel, to use multiple CPUs and speedup test runtime.
Based heavily on on http://github.com/grosser/parallel_specs/; i.e. this is a copy of parallel_spec with a handful of changes to run test/*/_test.rb instead of specs.
script/plugin install git://github.com/jasonm/parallel_test.git
Copy your test environment inside
config/database.yml once for every cpu you got ('test'+number).
test: adapter: mysql database: xxx_test username: root test2: adapter: mysql database: xxx_test2 username: root
For each environment, create the databases mysql -u root -> create database xxx_test2;
Run like hell :D
(Make sure your `test/test_helper.rb` does not set `ENV['RAILS_ENV']` to 'test') rake test:parallel:prepare #db:reset for each env rake test:parallel --> 86 seconds rake test:parallel --> 47 seconds (default = 2) rake test:parallel --> 26 seconds ...
running tests in 2 processes 93 tests per process starting process 1 starting process 2 ... test output ... Took 47.319378 seconds
- find out how many CPUs the user has
- sync the output, so that results do not appear all at once
- grab the 'xxx examples ..' line and display them at the bottom
- find a less hacky approach (without manual creation so many envs)