Copyright (C) 2007-2009 Brian P. Hogan and Kevin Gisi
Developers are lazy. I know I am. If I have to do things over and over, I want them to be automated. Maybe that's efficient and not lazy. However, lazy is a shorter word and it's funnier to call this plugin LazyDeveloper.
This plugin provides some useful Rake tasks that will make your life a little easier. I use them in many of my projects and I invite you to do the same.
Everyone I know forgets to clone the test database when they make changes, so I decided to override rake:db:migrate so that when you run it, it automatically clones the test database, which is really useful if you run tests individually via TextMate or through the command line.
rake db:migrate rake db:migrate:up rake db:migrate:down
are all supported.
Sometimes you just need to wipe out your database tables and start over. This task drops your tables and starts over by dropping the tables directly and then re-running your migrations. This provides a great way to test to make sure you haven't broken migrations at some point, which will happen to you at some point.
rake db:to_yaml (formerly rake:db:import)
Dump your database to fixtures. Stores them in RAILS_ROOT/production_data. You can then use this to load the data back into another database, even one of a different type. We've used this to move data from SQL Server to MySQL and back again.
rake db:from_yaml (formerly rake:db:export)
Load fixtures from RAILS_ROOT/production_data into your database. Loads fixtures dumped by using rake db:export
Displays the root of your repository
Displays all the tags. Assumes you use a tags/ folder and a /trunk folder
Displays the last tag.
rake svn:tag TAG=rel_1-0-0
Creates a new tag from the trunk.
Thanks to Kevin Gisi for these tasks that make running RCov a bit easier. Requires the RCov gem and the rails_rcov plugin
Runs coverage on your models
Runs coverage on your controllers
Runs coverage on models and controllers
Based on an idea from Geoffrey Grosenbach, you can run all tests in unitsuser_test.rb by doing
Or run a specific test by specifying all or part of a name. For example, if I wanted to run the “test_create” test case, I would use
The same rules apply to functional tests
RSpec gets some love here. If you need nice output for your specs, we overrode some of the built-in specs.
Running all model specs
Running all controller specs
Running a specific model or controller spec
rake spec:model:user rake spec:controller:sessions
Create a file in your Home folder called .plugins and you can have all of your favorite plugins easily installed by doing
Just put each plugin name or repository on its own line.
Windows users need to set the HOME environment variable.
to clean up tmp, logs, and docs in one easy command.
Copyright © 2007-2009 Brian Hogan and Kevin Gisi. Released under the MIT license