07 Apr '13, 2pm

@gcpursley @padrinorb I'm not sure we all agree but I will say I am a big fan of minitest:

I'm a huge fan of nested context blocks for testing, but I've never gotten over my dislike of RSpec's .should matchers. So I feel obligated to point out that you don't have to use the .must_* and .wont_* method assertions -- MiniTest is perfectly happy to execute assert_* and refute_* methods inside test blocks. If I remember correctly, MiniTest::Spec is basically just a thin wrapper that generates plain-vanilla MiniTest::Unit classes and calls for you. For the curious, I recommend watching Ryan Davis' recent talk about MiniTest; a 33-minute video is available at: http://confreaks.net/videos/618-cascadiaruby2011-size-doesn-t-matter (Also, I continue to be disproportionately amused and grateful that Ryan came up with two sets of words that have the same number of letters (assert/refute and must/wont); I've used assert/deny in the past and am always mildly annoyed that mixin...

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