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 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

installgem install minitest -v 2.11.3

Ryan Davis

13,645,952 total downloads 26,711 for this version


gem 'minitest', '~> 2.11.3'
  1. 5.4.2 September 26, 2014 (66.5 KB)
  2. 5.4.1 August 28, 2014 (66.5 KB)
  3. 5.4.0 July 7, 2014 (66 KB)
  4. 5.3.5 June 18, 2014 (66 KB)
  5. 5.3.4 May 15, 2014 (65.5 KB)
Show all versions (87 total)
Development Dependencies
  1. hoe ~> 2.15
  2. rdoc ~> 3.10