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 frameworks... 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