TestBox BDD/xUnit Testing v1.1.0 Final

Luis Majano February 12, 2014

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Luis Majano

February 12, 2014

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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.  

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