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minitest version 5.0.5 has been released!

Published 2013-06-20 @ 17:36

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/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

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.

Changes:

5.0.5 / 2013-06-20

  • 6 bug fixes:

    • DOH! Fixed the rest of the new casing on Minitest. (splattael)
    • Fixed typo on minitest/mock rdoc. (mrgilman/guiceolin)
    • Make Spec::DSL.describe_stack thread local to avoid failing on my own tests.
    • Make a fake Time.now local to the tests so they won’t interfere with real reporter timings.
    • Make everything mockable by wrapping all ‘special’ methods in a smarter wrapper. (bestie)
    • Raise ArgumentError if let name starts with ‘test’. (johnmaxwell)
  • vim: https://github.com/sunaku/vim-ruby-minitest
  • home: https://github.com/seattlerb/minitest
  • rdoc: http://docs.seattlerb.org/minitest