Re: [ANN] minitest 5.16.3 Released

Unfortunately for me, when I was learning out with Ruby, my tutor campaigned heavily for one of the other test frameworks and I never bothered to learn how to use minutest effectively.

Chibuzor Efedigbue ( H {e, is, im} )

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On Aug 17, 2022, at 10:37 AM, Ryan Davis <ryand-ruby@zenspider.com> wrote:

minitest version 5.16.3 has been released!

* home: <https://github.com/seattlerb/minitest&gt;
* bugs: <https://github.com/seattlerb/minitest/issues&gt;
* rdoc: <https://docs.seattlerb.org/minitest&gt;
* vim: <https://github.com/sunaku/vim-ruby-minitest&gt;
* emacs: <https://github.com/arthurnn/minitest-emacs&gt;

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. :stuck_out_tongue:

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.

Changes:

### 5.16.3 / 2022-08-17

* 2 bug fixes:

* Fixed exception sanitization by removing TypeError restriction on rescue.
* Use A instead of deprecated TESTOPTS in rake test:slow. (davidstosik)

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On the plus side, he campaigned for testing - which is still a win for the ecosystem :slight_smile:
{I'm in the RSpec camp and look longingly at minitest with the thought that some day, I will use it}

Best wishes,
Mohit.

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On 2022-8-17 5:41 pm, Chibuzor wrote:

Unfortunately for me, when I was learning out with Ruby, my tutor campaigned heavily for one of the other test frameworks and I never bothered to learn how to use minutest effectively.

Chibuzor Efedigbue ( H {e, is, im} )

"minitest/spec is a functionally complete spec engine. It hooks onto
minitest/test and seamlessly bridges test assertions over to spec
expectations":

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On 8/17/22, Mohit Sindhwani <mo_mail@onghu.com> wrote:

On 2022-8-17 5:41 pm, Chibuzor wrote:

Unfortunately for me, when I was learning out with Ruby, my tutor
campaigned heavily for one of the other test frameworks and I never
bothered to learn how to use minutest effectively.

On the plus side, he campaigned for testing - which is still a win for
the ecosystem :slight_smile:
{I'm in the RSpec camp and look longingly at minitest with the thought
that some day, I will use it}