February 2011

February 15, 2011

6:00 - 7:30 PM


Darrin Holst / SumTotal



One of the core values of Ruby culture is testing. Testing is so important to the Ruby community that we have multiple test frameworks such as Test::Unit, RSpec, Shoulda, Cucumber, Steak, etc. (Not to mention all the test double and mocking/stubbing libraries to go along with these.)

For several years, Test::Unit was part of the standard Ruby library. Beginning with Ruby 1.9, Test::Unit has been replaced with the new, lighter weight MiniTest, which was designed to be a partial drop-in replacement for Test::Unit.

Darrin will introduce MiniTest and will compare and contrast it with Test::Unit and other test frameworks. And he'll show us some examples of MiniTest in action.

Meeting Location

Foundry Coworking
1312 Locust, Suite 204
Des Moines, Iowa, 50309

Downtown across from the world-class Pappajohn Sculpture Garden.

Wi-fi Internet access is available.

Click here for a map.

Door Prize

We'll give away a copy of The Rails 3 Way, by Obie Fernandez.

Dinner After the Meeting

If you can, please plan to join us for dinner at a local restaurant after the meeting.