TestBox BDD/xUnit Testing v1.1.0 Final

Luis Majano February 12, 2014

Spread the word

Luis Majano

February 12, 2014

Spread the word

Share your thoughts

We are very happy to release our first minor patch for TestBox.  This update includes finalizations of some features but mostly tons and tons of improvements and fixes as our library matures.  For those of you who do not know about TestBox, TestBox is a next generation testing framework for ColdFusion (CFML) that is based on BDD (Behavior Driven Development) for providing a clean obvious syntax for writing tests.

It contains not only a testing framework, runner, assertions and expectations library but also integrates with MockBox for mocking and stubbing. It also supports xUnit style of testing and MXUnit compatibilities.  TestBox can be downloaded from our main downloads page and it has been also integrated into the ColdBox platform as well.

Release Notes


  • [TESTBOX-43] - Test case names in xUnit have better definitions
  • [TESTBOX-44] - Output and mode arguments not compat with MXUnit's HTML formats
  • [TESTBOX-45] - isExpectedException fails on non-inherited specs
  • [TESTBOX-46] - ANTJunit reporter needs to build single tree suite instead of nested suites
  • [TESTBOX-51] - Some MXUnit extension assertions are missing
  • [TESTBOX-53] - makePublic() doesn't seem to work for packaged methods on compatibility mode
  • [TESTBOX-54] - mock(), getMockFactory(), setMockingframework() not implemented
  • [TESTBOX-56] - The method init was not found in component TestCase.cfc.
  • [TESTBOX-58] - toThrow() cannot match empty message & cannot match detail
  • [TESTBOX-59] - isEqual assertion returns false with two equal complex structures or arrays
  • [TESTBOX-60] - HTTP Runner in samples errors
  • [TESTBOX-61] - Samples will not run without ColdBox
  • [TESTBOX-63] - beforeEach does not fire in recursive fashion for nested suites
  • [TESTBOX-65] - expectException() doesn't work on certain use cases with annotations and method calls.
  • [TESTBOX-67] - doesn't completely respect its "excludes" argument in compat mode
  • [TESTBOX-68] - TestCase.cfc doesn't have life-cycle methods on compat mode
  • [TESTBOX-71] - "Global Stats" summary does not include failures from "Global Bundle Exception" failures
  • [TESTBOX-72] - Nested empty describe blocks don't show in runner


  • [TESTBOX-57] - Allow building of file for ANT runner so build can fail
  • [TESTBOX-70] - Reporters improved to allow for better UI when skipping and excluding tests


Finally, TestBox is also a direct drop-replacement for MXUnit as well.  

Add Your Comment

Recent Entries

qb 9.0.0 Released

qb 9.0.0 Released

A new major release of qb is now available on ForgeBox! This comes jam-packed with awesome features like new SQLite grammar support and SQLCommenter support to add contextual comments to your queries. Breaking changes include dropping support for older Adobe ColdFusion versions, splitting the uuid SchemaBuilder method, pagination changes when maxRows is 0 or lower, and changes to some default settings.

Eric Peterson
Eric Peterson
February 06, 2023
CBSecurity 3.x Released

CBSecurity 3.x Released

We are incredibly excited to release CBSecurity 3. This is a significant release with over six months of work invested in it. We have completely revamped our security module to make ColdBox applications secure, flexible, and ready for the upcoming ColdBox 7 release. The first major announcement for this release is that we have a brand-new logo!

Luis Majano
Luis Majano
January 30, 2023
CBWIRE 2.2 Released

CBWIRE 2.2 Released

We're excited to announce the release of CBWIRE 2.2. This release includes several added enhancements, such as new lifecycle hooks and simplified Turbo Drive integration. We changed the previous lifecycle hook of mount() to onMount() to be consistent, and several bugs were squashed.

Maria Jose Herrera
Maria Jose Herrera
January 09, 2023