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IntelliJ IDEA supports RSpec up to version 3.0.x. This section describes how to use RSpec in plain Ruby projects, and in Rails applications:


Before you start working with Ruby, make sure that Ruby plugin is installed and enabled.

Also make sure that the following prerequisites are met:

  • Ruby SDK is downloaded and installed on your machine.

  • The required framework SDKs are downloaded and installed on your machine.

Refer to their respective download and installation pages for details:

RSpec 2.x Note

For RSpec 2.x, special configuration is required for the coverage options. The Rake task that launches RSpec 2.x tests with the code coverage enabled, need RCOV_OPTS environment variable, and should be modified as shown below:

# rspec 2.x require "rake" require "rspec/core/rake_task" desc "Run all specs with rcov""test_cov") do |t| t.rcov = true t.rcov_opts = ENV["RCOV_OPTS"] end

Zeus Note

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

Last modified: 20 March 2020