minitest-reporters - create customizable Minitest output formats
Death to haphazard monkey-patching! Extend Minitest through simple hooks.
gem install minitest-reporters
test_helper.rb file, add the following lines:
require "minitest/reporters" Minitest::Reporters.use!
This will swap out the Minitest runner to the custom one used by minitest-reporters and use the correct reporters for Textmate, Rubymine, and the console. If you would like to write your own reporter, just
include Minitest::Reporter and override the methods you'd like. Take a look at the provided reporters for examples.
Don't like the default progress bar reporter?
Want to use multiple reporters?
Minitest::Reporters.use! [Minitest::Reporters::SpecReporter.new, Minitest::Reporters::JUnitReporter.new]
If RubyMate, TeamCity, RubyMine or VIM presence is detected, the reporter will be automatically chosen,
regardless of any reporters passed to the
To override this behavior, you may set the ENV variable MINITEST_REPORTER:
Detection of those systems is based on presence of certain ENV variables and are evaulated in the following order:
MINITEST_REPORTER => use reporter indicated in env variable TM_PID => use RubyMateReporter RM_INFO => use RubyMineReporter TEAMCITY_VERSION => use RubyMineReporter VIM => disable all Reporters
The following reporters are provided:
Minitest::Reporters::DefaultReporter # => Redgreen-capable version of standard Minitest reporter Minitest::Reporters::SpecReporter # => Turn-like output that reads like a spec Minitest::Reporters::ProgressReporter # => Fuubar-like output with a progress bar Minitest::Reporters::RubyMateReporter # => Simple reporter designed for RubyMate Minitest::Reporters::RubyMineReporter # => Reporter designed for RubyMine IDE and TeamCity CI server Minitest::Reporters::JUnitReporter # => JUnit test reporter designed for JetBrains TeamCity Minitest::Reporters::MeanTimeReporter # => Produces a report summary showing the slowest running tests Minitest::Reporters::HtmlReporter # => Generates an HTML report of the test results
Options can be passed to these reporters at construction-time, e.g. to force
color output from
Minitest::Reporters.use! [Minitest::Reporters::DefaultReporter.new(:color => true)]
If you are using minitest-reporters with ActiveSupport 3.x, make sure that you require ActiveSupport before invoking
Minitest::Reporters.use!. Minitest-reporters fixes incompatibilities caused by monkey patches in ActiveSupport 3.x. ActiveSupport 4.x is unaffected.
Rails Backtrace Filtering and Custom Backtrace Filtering
Minitest lets you configures your own, custom backtrace filter via
Minitest.backtrace_filter=. If you're using Rails, then by default
Minitest.backtrace_filter is a filter designed specially for Rails.
But minitest-reporters overwrites
Minitest.backtrace_filter by default. That means it
will overwrite your custom filter and Rails' default filter. (You'll know this is
happening if you see overly long or otherwise unexpected backtraces.)
To avoid that, you must manually tell minitest-reporters which filter to use. In Rails,
do this in
Minitest::Reporters.use!( Minitest::Reporters::DefaultReporter.new, ENV, Minitest.backtrace_filter )
The third parameter to
.use!, in this case
Minitest.backtrace_filter, should be a
filter object. In the above example, you're telling minitest-reporters to use the filter
that Rails has already set.
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.
Minitest-reporters is licensed under the MIT License. See
LICENSE for details.