minitest-metadata

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Description

minitest-metadata allows you to set metadata (key-value) for your test cases so that before and after hooks can use them.

You can use it to:

  • change environments (prepare drivers, mocks etc)
  • mark tests as slow, fast or (God forbid) order dependant

Example

```ruby require ‘minitest/autorun’ require ‘minitest-metadata’

describe ‘thing’ do it ‘does stuff’, vcr: true do puts metadata[:vcr] # => true end end ```

Example with capybara

Suppose you want to tag some of your Capybara acceptance tests to use JavaScript driver

```ruby class AcceptanceTest < MiniTest::Spec include Capybara::DSL

before do if metadata[:js] == true Capybara.current_driver = Capybara.javascript_driver end end

after do Capybara.current_driver = Capybara.default_driver end end

class UsersAcceptanceTest < AcceptanceTest it “basic pagination” do visit “/users” assert page.has_content?(“Current page: 1”)

click_link "Next page"

assert page.has_content?("Current page: 2")   end

it “keyboard shortcuts pagination”, :js => true do visit “/users” assert page.has_content?(“Current page: 1”)

press_key "n"

assert page.has_content?("Current page: 2")   end end ```

As in RSpec, more compact syntax can be used:

ruby it "keyboard shortcuts pagination", :slow, :wip, :driver => :poltergeist

Note about speed

minitest-metadata adds some overhead so you might want to limit it to only acceptance specs. If that’s the case do this:

```ruby # Gemfile

group :test do gem ‘minitest-metadata’, :require => false end

test/acceptance_test_helper.rb

require ‘minitest/metadata’

class AcceptanceTest < MiniTest::Spec include MiniTest::Metadata end ```

Requirements

  • minitest

Instalation

gem install minitest-metadata

or put in a Gemfile:

ruby gem 'minitest-metadata'

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2012-2014 Wojciech Mach

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