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Last Updated: January 28, 2019
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Testing Rails with Minitest

MiniTest is a library for TDD, BDD, mocking and benchmarking, and it has been around for a while now.

In the world of Ruby, Test::Unit and RSpec have been the most popular testing libraries, Test::Unit was bundled as standard library on Ruby, but this has changed with the release of Ruby 1.9 and 2.0, where Test::Unit was replaced with MiniTest.

This replacement has been transparent for whoever uses Test::Unit, because MiniTest offers a layer of compatibility with the first, so if you are still using require 'test/unit', under the hood you are really using MiniTest::Unit.

For people who like better the spec syntax provided by RSpec, MiniTest also provides a MiniTest::Spec which have a syntax like, but with some limitations.

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