IntelliJ IDEA enables usage of the following testing frameworks:
- Test::Unit is intended for unit testing and comes bundled with Ruby.
- Shoulda is intended for unit testing, and becomes available in Ruby projects on attaching the
shouldagem. So doing, the Shoulda tests are added on to the Test::Unit framework.
- RSpec. This testing tool supports BDD. RSpec becomes available in Ruby projects on attaching the
rspecgem. For the Rails applications,
rspec-railsgem is also required.
- MiniTest becomes available on attaching the minitest-reporters gem. The minitests are added to the Test::Unit framework.
- Cucumber. This testing tool supports BDD, and enables using features and scenarios written in a human-readable language, either English or any other language specified in the
# language:comment. Cucumber becomes available in project upon installing and activating the
Testing frameworks support
For each of the supported testing frameworks, IntelliJ IDEA provides:
- Code completion, aware of the specific testing framework.
- Run/debug configurations.
- Ability to create tests .
- Ability to navigate between tests and test subjects.
- Ability to run tests from within the IDE, and view test results in the test runner UI . The test results are shown on the Test Runner tab of the Run tool window.
- Ability to run all tests or features in a directory, specific test classes, test cases or features, individual test methods or examples.
- Code inspections.
Refer to the section Testing for the detailed description of the common testing procedures.
For framework-specific usage guidelines, refer to:
- Testing ActionScript and Flex Applications (FlexUnit)
- Testing PHP Applications (PHPUnit)