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Running test suits sometimes involves overheads, because every time a test suit is executed, the whole environment (for example, the entire Rails environment for Rails applications) should be reloaded. You can avoid it using the Zeus server, which loads the environment only once.

With the Zeus server running in the background, you have a choice to execute any testing script using the Zeus server, or locally.

In this section:

To run a test script using the Zeus server
  1. Make sure that Zeus server is launched using RubyMine and is running in the background.
  2. Run a test script, or one of its examples. Note that the option Zeus is automatically selected in the corresponding run configuration. If you want to run this test locally, you have to select the option None.


If you are going to run RSpec tests under Zeus server, make sure to use Zeus version 0.13.4.pre2, or higher.

To debug tests, when using Zeus, follow these general steps
  1. Make sure the breakpoints are set in the test script you want to debug.
  2. On the main toolbar, click the run/debug configuration selector, and choose Edit Configurations.
  3. In the Run/Debug Configurations dialog box, create run/debug configuration for Zeus server. Refer to the section Creating and Editing Run/Debug Configurations for detailed description of the procedure.
  4. Launch Zeus in the debug mode. To do that, with the Zeus run/debug configuration selected, click debug, or press Shift+F9Shift+F9Shift+F9Shift+F9Shift+F9Alt+F5Ctrl+F5Shift+Alt+D or Shift+F9Shift+F9Control DShift F9⌘ F11Control D.
  5. With the Zeus server running in the debug mode, run the desired test script.


Note that if you debug a test script, it will be executed without Zeus server.



  • RubyMine creates a temporary run/debug configuration for Zeus server. Later you can change this run/debug configuration as required, save it as permanent, and use it to launch the server.
  • 6.0+If both Zeus and Spork DRb servers are running simultaneously, it is Zeus that gets priority.

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