Fast Tests With and Without Rails

Rails' startup can make running tests, and especially doing TDD, painful. You can escape this for most tests by moving code into the lib directory and testing it outside of Rails. We'll look at the performance of tests with and without Rails, as well as how I configure my environment to automatically skip loading it when possible. The script mentioned at the end of this screencast is available for download.

<% unless Rails.env.test? %> <% end %>