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by ryan davis


minitest version 2.9.0 has been released!

Published 2011-12-07 @ 17:47

minitest provides a complete suite of testing facilities supporting TDD, BDD, mocking, and benchmarking.

  "I had a class with Jim Weirich on testing last week and we were
   allowed to choose our testing frameworks. Kirk Haines and I were
   paired up and we cracked open the code for a few test
   I MUST say that mintiest is *very* readable / understandable
   compared to the 'other two' options we looked at. Nicely done and
   thank you for helping us keep our mental sanity."
  -- Wayne E. Seguin

minitest/unit is a small and incredibly fast unit testing framework. It provides a rich set of assertions to make your tests clean and readable.

minitest/spec is a functionally complete spec engine. It hooks onto minitest/unit and seamlessly bridges test assertions over to spec expectations.

minitest/benchmark is an awesome way to assert the performance of your algorithms in a repeatable manner. Now you can assert that your newb co-worker doesn’t replace your linear algorithm with an exponential one!

minitest/mock by Steven Baker, is a beautifully tiny mock object framework.

minitest/pride shows pride in testing and adds coloring to your test output. I guess it is an example of how to write IO pipes too. :P

minitest/unit is meant to have a clean implementation for language implementors that need a minimal set of methods to bootstrap a working test suite. For example, there is no magic involved for test-case discovery.

  "Again, I can't praise enough the idea of a testing/specing
   framework that I can actually read in full in one sitting!"
  -- Piotr Szotkowski


2.9.0 / 2011-12-07

  • 4 minor enhancements:

    • Added TestCase.exclude and load_excludes for programmatic filtering of tests.
    • Added guard methods so you can cleanly skip based on platform/impl
    • Holy crap! 100% doco! rdoc -C ftw
    • Switch assert_output to test stderr before stdout to possibly improve debugging
  • https://github.com/seattlerb/minitest