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by ryan davis


minitest version 5.13.0 has been released!

Published 2019-10-29 @ 21:16

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/test 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/test 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/test 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

Comparing to rspec:

rspec is a testing DSL. minitest is ruby.

-- Adam Hawkins, "Bow Before MiniTest"

minitest doesn’t reinvent anything that ruby already provides, like: classes, modules, inheritance, methods. This means you only have to learn ruby to use minitest and all of your regular OO practices like extract-method refactorings still apply.


5.13.0 / 2019-10-29

  • 9 minor enhancements:

    • Added Minitest::Guard#osx?
    • Added examples to documentation for assert_raises. (lxxxvi)
    • Added expectations #path_must_exist and #path_wont_exist. Not thrilled with the names.
    • Added fail_after(year, month, day, msg) to allow time-bombing after a deadline.
    • Added skip_until(year, month, day, msg) to allow deferring until a deadline.
    • Deprecated Minitest::Guard#maglev?
    • Deprecated Minitest::Guard#rubinius?
    • Finally added assert_path_exists and refute_path_exists. (deivid-rodriguez)
    • Refactored and pulled Assertions#things_to_diff out of #diff. (BurdetteLamar)
  • 3 bug fixes:

    • Fix autorun bug that affects fork exit status in tests. (dylanahsmith/jhawthorn)
    • Improved documentation for _/value/expect, especially for blocks. (svoop)
    • Support new Proc#to_s format. (ko1)
  • home: https://github.com/seattlerb/minitest
  • bugs: https://github.com/seattlerb/minitest/issues
  • rdoc: http://docs.seattlerb.org/minitest
  • vim: https://github.com/sunaku/vim-ruby-minitest
  • emacs: https://github.com/arthurnn/minitest-emacs