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

Unveiling the Future of CFML Development - 3rd Round of Sessions

Unveiling the Future of CFML Development - 3rd Round of Sessions

Welcome back to our journey into the future of CFML development! As excitement continues to build for Into the Box 2024, we're thrilled to bring you the latest updates on what promises to be a transformative event. Continuing our blog post series, let's delve deeper into the third wave of session releases and discover the key surprises awaiting attendees. Learn More

Maria Jose Herrera
Maria Jose Herrera
March 01, 2024
Elevate Your ColdBox Experience and Skills

Elevate Your ColdBox Experience and Skills

We're thrilled to announce a significant overhaul of our ColdBox training experience to ensure it's nothing short of extraordinary! We've listened closely to your feedback and made significant improvements geared towards transforming you into a ColdBox superhero. Learn What's New!

Maria Jose Herrera
Maria Jose Herrera
February 20, 2024
Ortus Redis Extension v3.3.0 Released!

Ortus Redis Extension v3.3.0 Released!

We are very excited to bring you another release for our Redis Lucee Extension. The most significant feature in this release is the addition of the `` and `redisLock{}` tag, which allows you perform a lock across all instances in a cluster.

Ortus Redis Extension v3.3.0 gives you greater control over concurrent modifications in a distributed environment, utilizing your distributed cache to prevent overlaps!

Jon Clausen
Jon Clausen
February 16, 2024