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Tell Hoe what tests to run

I’ve been recently playing around with a Ruby frontend to the API. I decided to use Hoe to get things rolling with a proper project layout.

It’s pretty straightforward to use initially:

$ sow deliciousr

This generates everything you need to start.

$ cd deliciousr
$ rake -T
rake announce         # Create news email file and post to rubyforge.
rake audit            # Run ZenTest against the package.
rake check_manifest   # Verify the manifest.
rake clean            # Clean up all the extras.
rake clobber_docs     # Remove rdoc products
rake clobber_package  # Remove package products
rake config_hoe       # Create a fresh ~/.hoerc file.
rake debug_gem        # Show information about the gem.
rake default          # Run the default tasks.
rake docs             # Build the docs HTML Files
rake email            # Generate email announcement file.
rake gem              # Build the gem file deliciousr-1.0.0.gem
rake generate_key     # Generate a key for signing your gems.
rake install_gem      # Install the package as a gem.
rake multi            # Run the test suite using multiruby.
rake package          # Build all the packages
rake post_blog        # Post announcement to blog.
rake post_news        # Post announcement to rubyforge.
rake publish_docs     # Publish RDoc to RubyForge.
rake redocs           # Force a rebuild of the RDOC files
rake release          # Package and upload the release to rubyforge.
rake repackage        # Force a rebuild of the package files
rake ridocs           # Generate ri locally for testing.
rake test             # Run the test suite.
rake test_deps        # Show which test files fail when run alone.

You get a lot of stuff for free here. So I went about happily coding, and of course, testing. Initially, I was just running the tests by invoking them directly, or using TextMate’s Ruby bundle. But, I figured it’d be best to be running it by using the free rake task.

$ rake test
(in /Users/nichoj/Projects/deliciousr)
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/bin/ruby -w -Ilib:ext:bin:test -e 'require "test/unit"; require "test/test_helper.rb"' 
./test/../lib/deliciousr/v1/api_call.rb:64: warning: method redefined; discarding old http
Loaded suite .

Finished in 0.000223 seconds.

0 tests, 0 assertions, 0 failures, 0 errors

Uh, why aren’t my tests running???

The short of it is that hoe looks for a certain filename pattern, specifically, it likes tests to be like:


My tests? They might be named more like:


So, ideally I would rename my tests, but fortunately there is a quick fix. In your Rakefile, you need to add a line to the Hoe configuration.'deliciousr', Deliciousr::VERSION) do |p|
  # snip
  p.test_globs = 'test/**/*_test.rb'
  # snip

It was only by digging into the source that I found it.

Remember kiddies, the source shall set you free.

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