A custom progress bar formatter

I’ve always been a little bit bemused by the default ruby test/unit and
rspec output. Basically, what I want is a progress bar and that any
errors and warnings be displayed immediately. I also want warnings to be
printed for slow specs. When using color, I want the entire progress bar
printed in green if everything is good, yellow if there has been a
warning, and red if there has been an error.

And then I remembered that rspec makes it super easy to write your own
custom formatter. So I did. :slight_smile:

http://ekenosen.net/nick/devblog/2008/12/better-progress-bar-for-rspec/

Let me know what you think. Is this useful to anyone? Any ideas for
improvements?

“nicholas a. evans” [email protected] writes:

http://ekenosen.net/nick/devblog/2008/12/better-progress-bar-for-rspec/

Let me know what you think. Is this useful to anyone? Any ideas for
improvements?

Cool idea!

Pat

On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 8:28 PM, Zach D. [email protected]
wrote:

On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 5:19 PM, nicholas a. evans removed_em[email protected] wrote:

And then I remembered that rspec makes it super easy to write your own
custom formatter. So I did. :slight_smile:

http://ekenosen.net/nick/devblog/2008/12/better-progress-bar-for-rspec/

Pictures are worth a thousands word, can you post a screenshot on the
blog post?

So true, so true. Unfortunately, a static image doesn’t really show
off the progress bar very well. So I figured out how to make a
screencast and upload it to google video. The blog post has been
updated with both screenshot and screencast.

On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 5:19 PM, nicholas a. evans [email protected]
wrote:

http://ekenosen.net/nick/devblog/2008/12/better-progress-bar-for-rspec/
Pictures are worth a thousands word, can you post a screenshot on the
blog post?


Zach D.
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http://www.mutuallyhuman.com

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