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journo - reporters for MiniTest StillMaintained Status Build Status

Allows you to extend MiniTest using reporters rather than monkey-patching.


gem install journo


In your test_helper.rb file, add the following lines:

require 'journo'
MiniTest::Unit.runner =
MiniTest::Unit.runner.reporters <<

Now, just run your tests; the reporter you specified will be used and make your output look absolutely gorgeous! If you feel the need to write your own reporter, just subclass Journo::Reporter and override the methods you'd like. Take a look at the provided reporters for examples.

The following reporters are provided:

Journo::Reporters::DefaultReporter # => Identical to the standard MiniTest reporter
Journo::Reporters::SpecReporter # => Turn-like output that reads like a spec
Journo::Reporters::ProgressReporter # => Fuubar-like output with a progress bar

I really like ProgressReporter.

Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • 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, but do not mess with the Rakefile. If you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump the version in a commit by itself in another branch so I can ignore it when I pull.
  • Send me a pull request. Bonus points for git flow feature branches.



Journo is licensed under the MIT License. See LICENSE for details.

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