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by ryan davis


minitest version 3.3.0 has been released!

Published 2012-07-26 @ 17:10

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 minitest 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 (and stub) 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


3.3.0 / 2012-07-26

  • 1 major enhancement:

    • Deprecated add_(setup teardown)_hook in favor of (before after)_(setup teardown) [2013-01-01]
  • 4 minor enhancements:

    • Refactored deprecated hook system into a module.
    • Refactored lifecycle hooks into a module.
    • Removed after_setup/before_teardown + run_X_hooks from Spec.
    • Spec#before/after now do a simple define_method and call super. DUR.
  • 2 bug fixes:

    • Fixed #passed? when used against a test that called flunk. (floehopper)
    • Fixed rdoc bug preventing doco for some expectations. (stomar).
  • home: https://github.com/seattlerb/minitest
  • rdoc: http://docs.seattlerb.org/minitest
  • vim: https://github.com/sunaku/vim-ruby-minitest