Executing tests on Zeus server
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.
Running test scripts with Zeus server
Make sure that Zeus server is launched using RubyMine and is running in the background.
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.
Debugging tests under Zeus
Make sure the breakpoints are set in the test script you want to debug.
On the main toolbar, click the run/debug configuration selector, and choose.
Launch Zeus in the debug mode. To do that, with the Zeus run/debug configuration selected, click , or press Shift+F9.
With the Zeus server running in the debug mode, run the desired test script.
Tips and tricks
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.
If both Zeus and Spork DRb servers are running simultaneously, it is Zeus that gets priority.