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by ryan davis


minitest version 4.2.0 has been released!

Published 2012-11-02 @ 17:06

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


4.2.0 / 2012-11-02

  • 4 major enhancements:

    • Added minitest/hell - run all your tests through the ringer!
    • Added support for :parallel test_order to run test cases in parallel.
    • Removed last_error and refactored runner code to be threadsafe.
    • _run_suites now runs suites in parallel if they opt-in.
  • 4 minor enhancements:

    • Added TestCase#synchronize
    • Added TestCase.make_my_diffs_pretty!
    • Added TestCase.parallelize_me!
    • Lock on capture_io for thread safety (tenderlove)
  • home: https://github.com/seattlerb/minitest
  • rdoc: http://docs.seattlerb.org/minitest
  • vim: https://github.com/sunaku/vim-ruby-minitest