Growl autotesting for Scala with Specs
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sbt-growltest: Growl autotesting for Scala with Specs

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I'm using Scala with simple-build-tool and Specs. In Ruby, there is a tool
called ZenTest autotest which does what sbt ~ test does (i.e. runs a test loop
every time you save a file). It has one main advantage which is that it can use
Growl (the OS X notification library) to tell you whether your tests have
passed or failed. This is the only way I find that I can do TDD - having to
alt-tab all day and inspect the output isn't fun. And IDEs are just... no way.
Vim or TextMate please.

sbt-growltest is a Ruby script which invokes `sbt "~ test"` and monitors the
output. It offers three types of Growl notification - either "Tests pass",
"Compilation failed; tests didn't run" or "Tests fail".

I've included the Java mascot 'Duke' with a red nose for when tests/compile
fail and with a photoshopped green nose for when tests pass!

- you need to make sure you have Ruby (1.8 or 1.9 - shouldn't matter)
- you may need to modify the script to point to images wherever you put them

If you use Linux, do check out sbt-notifytest which does the same thing but
with GNOME libnotify: