Published 2012-06-15 @ 00:00
Tagged minitest, productivity
Finally! My secret weapon! My holy grail! My silver bullet! Or… something.
autotest.el is available on my emacswiki page. All it does is run autotest inside of a special compile-mode/shell-mode combo that is specifically taught how to hyperlink ruby “file:line” references. This makes test errors clickable and brings you straight to the failed assertion.
I find this fan-fucking-tastic for developing TDD. So much so that I really do view this as my secret weapon. As seen above, I have autotest on the right pane and code on the left and as I code I get instant feedback that’ll take me straight to an error with a single click.
C-c C-a globally bound to bring up the autotest window or
switch back to the previous buffer. This lets me easily have the impl
on one side and the test on the other and still be able to bring up
autotest quickly and easily.