RubyMine 2024.1 Help

Run tests

Running tests directly in a file or folder

If your tests don't require any specific actions before start, and you don't want to configure additional options, such as code coverage, you can run them by using the following options:

  • Place the caret at the test class to run all tests in that class, or at the test method, and press Ctrl+Shift+F10. Alternatively, click the gutter icon next to the test class or test method and select Run '<test name>' from the list.

    The gutter icon changes depending on the state of your test:

    • The gutter icon marks a set of tests.

    • The gutter icon marks new tests.

    • The gutter icon marks successful tests.

    • The gutter icon marks failed tests.

    Run a specific test from the editor
  • You can run all tests in one or several files or a folder at once. Select the required folder or test files and press Ctrl+Shift+F10. Alternatively, call the context menu and select Run 'All tests in <directory name>' or Run 'All specs in <directory name>' depending on the testing framework in use.

    Run all tests in a directory

Running tests using the Run widget

When you run a test, RubyMine creates a temporary run configuration. You can save temporary run configurations, change their settings (for example, pass task arguments, specify environment variables, and so on) , share them with other members of your team.

  1. Create a new run configuration or save a temporary one.

  2. Use the Run widget on the main toolbar to select the configuration you want to run.

  3. Click or press Shift+F10.

    Running a run/debug configuration for tests

After RubyMine finishes running your tests, it shows the results in the Run tool window on the tab for that run configuration. For more information about analyzing test results, refer to Explore test results.

Run tests using Rake tasks

To run tests using a Rake task, do the following:

  1. Go to Tools | Run Rake Task Ctrl+Alt+R.

  2. In the invoked popup, start typing the name of a Rake task that runs tests, for example, rake test or rake spec:controllers.

  3. Select the desired Rake task from the list and press Enter.

Run tests after commit

When you want to check that your changes wouldn't break the code before pushing them, you can do that by running tests as commit checks.

Set up test configuration

  1. Open the Commit tool window as described in the following topics:

  2. Click Show Commit Options the Settings button.

  3. Under the Commit Checks menu, next to the Run Tests option, click Choose configuration and select which configuration you want to run.

    Pre-commit checks menu

After you have set up the test configuration, the specified tests will run every time you make a commit.

Non-modal commit dialog running a test

Stop tests

Use the following options on the Run toolbar of the tab for the run configuration:

  • Click the Stop button or press Ctrl+F2 to terminate the process immediately.

Stop running tests

Rerun tests

Rerun a single test

  • Right-click a test on the tab for the run configuration in the Run tool window and select Run 'test name'.

Rerun all tests in a session

  • Click the Rerun button on the Run toolbar or press Ctrl+F5 to rerun all tests in a session.

Rerun failed tests

  • Click the Rerun Failed Tests icon on the Run toolbar to rerun only failed tests.

    Hold Shift and click to choose whether you want to Run the failed tests again or Debug them.

Rerun tests automatically

In RubyMine, you can enable the autotest-like runner: any test in the current run configuration restarts automatically after you change the related source code.

  • Click Rerun Automatically Rerun Automatically on the test results toolbar to enable the autotest-like runner.

    The Rerun Automatically option

Debug failed tests

If you don't know why a test fails, you can debug it.

  1. In the editor, click the gutter on the line where you want to set a breakpoint.

    There are different types of breakpoints that you can use depending on where you want to suspend the program. For more information, refer to Breakpoints.

  2. Right-click the gutter icon next to the failed test and select Debug 'test name'.

    Debugging a failed test

    The test will rerun in debug mode. After that, the test will be suspended, allowing you to examine its current state.

    You can step through the test to analyze its execution in detail.

Last modified: 19 April 2024