Nestor is your butler, always holding the your tests' door open and letting you peak inside.
Nestor is a continuous testing server for Rails. It has provisions for testing other kinds of projects, but it isn't there yet.
$ gem install nestor $ cd railsapp $ nestor
Nestor listens for file change events. When a file is changed, it will run the tests for that file only, and then verify your whole build. If a failure or error is found, Nestor will focus on the failing tests and files. Changing a file that is currently unfocused tells Nestor you've cast a wider net.
At this early stage, Nestor is pretty verbose regarding it's operations. You can also enable --debug mode to let the excellent [github.com/mynyml/watchr watchr] library give you even more information. If you want to report a bug, please include all appropriate logs.
Yes, I mean server in the sense that Nestor will load test/test_helper.rb and run your tests by forking. Changing test/test_helper.rb or anything in config/ will abort Nestor. With some more work, Nestor will be able to restart itself. Nestor also knows about db/schema.rb and will run +rake db:test:prepare+ in the advent your schema changes.
Nestor internally uses the [codeforpeople.com/lib/ruby/slave/ Slave] gem to process results in a slave process. The processes communicate using DRb. Behavior is undefined if your own tests make use of DRb.
Also, all the top-level constants that Nestor's dependencies declare will pollute your application's namespace: Watchr, Slave, StateMachine and Thor. Should this be a problem, it would be possible to run your tests in a sub-process fashion, similar to the original Autotest. Running in this mode, none of Nestor's constants would impact your process, except DRb, which Slave uses.
Fork the project.
Make your feature addition or bug fix.
Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
Commit, do not mess with Rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)
Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.
Copyright © 2009 François Beausoleil. See LICENSE for details.