A custom progress bar formatter


#1

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?


#2

“nicholas a. evans” removed_email_address@domain.invalid 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


#3

On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 8:28 PM, Zach D. removed_email_address@domain.invalid
wrote:

On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 5:19 PM, nicholas a. evans removed_email_address@domain.invalid 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.


#4

On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 5:19 PM, nicholas a. evans removed_email_address@domain.invalid
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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