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Precompiling Rails Assets before RSpec/Capybara Integration Tests

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The first Capybara integration test always tends to timeout when compiling assets on-demand. It’s just damn too slow. Precompile your assets before the test is run.

RSpec.configure do |config|
  config.before :all do
    ENV['PRECOMPILE_ASSETS'] ||= begin
      case self.class.metadata[:type]
      when :feature, :view
        STDOUT.write "Precompiling assets..."
          File.join(Rails.public_path, Rails.configuration.assets.prefix),
          manifest_path: Rails.configuration.assets.manifest,
          digest: Rails.configuration.assets.digest,
          manifest: false).compile
        STDOUT.puts " done."

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