Distribute your spec suite amongst your LAN via Bonjour.
- Start a dispatcher in your project directory.
- Spin up a manager on each remote machine.
- Say farewell to your long coffee breaks.
- Bonjour or DNSSD (the capability and the gem)
- Rsync (system command used)
- Rspec (officially v1.3.0)
gem install specjour
specjour on the command-line will start a manager which advertises that it's ready to run tests. By default, the manager will only use one worker to run the tests. If you had 4 cores however, you could use
specjour --workers 4 to run 4 sets of tests at once.
Require specjour's rake tasks in your project's
Run the rake task to distribute the tests among the managers you started.
$ rake specjour
Edit your config/environment.rb
Each worker should run their specs in an isolated database. Modify the test database name in your
config/database.yml to include the following environment variable (Influenced by parallel_tests):
test: database: blog_test<%=ENV['TEST_ENV_NUMBER']%>
Each worker will attempt to clear its database tables before running any specs via
DELETE FROM <table_name>;. Additionally, test databases will be created if they don't exist (i.e. blog_test8 for the 8th worker) and will be migrated when necessary.
- Fork the project.
- Make your feature addition or bug fix.
- Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
- Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)
- Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.
Copyright (c) 2010 Sandro Turriate. See MIT_LICENSE for details.