The RSpec Selfie Formatter
An RSpec Formatter for the new generation of programmers.
The Selfie Formatter takes photos of you while your tests run and uses them to track progress and format the results.
Currently only works on OS X with iTerm2 >= 3.0. Warning see known issues.
ImageMagick is required
brew install imagemagick --with-fontconfig
gem install selfie_formatter
Or, in your
gem "selfie_formatter", :group => "test"
rspec -f SelfieFormatter
Slower tests. Yes, vanity has its price: the camera takes time to warm up, and a small sleep time is added prior to taking the each photo. At some point the sleep time may be added as an option.
Photos are taken via imagesnap, which is a fine program but can quickly eat up memory. Upwards of 500 MB after 10 or 15 seconds.
Photos are taken every 300ms. Unused photos are cleaned up after every test completes but if a single test takes a while to complete photos can start to eat up disk space.
The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.