The Ruby Toolbox - Know your options!

guard

6.53
Guard is a command line tool to easily handle events on file system modifications.
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18,105,542
Stars
5,497
Forks
484
Watchers
133
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Total releases
127
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guard-rspec

3.78
Guard::RSpec automatically run your specs (much like autotest).
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13,566,242
Stars
1,108
Forks
222
Watchers
20
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Total releases
103
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rack-livereload

0.93
Insert LiveReload into your app easily as Rack middleware
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2,024,488

ZenTest

0.91
ZenTest provides 4 different tools: zentest, unit_diff, autotest, and multiruby. zentest scans your target and unit-test code and writes your missing code based on simple naming rules, enabling XP at a much quicker pace. zentest only works with Ruby and Minitest or Test::Unit. There is enough evidence to show that this is still proving useful to users, so it stays. unit_diff is a command-line filter to diff expected results from actual results and allow you to quickly see exactly what is wrong. Do note that minitest 2.2+ provides an enhanced assert_equal obviating the need for unit_diff autotest is a continous testing facility meant to be used during development. As soon as you save a file, autotest will run the corresponding dependent tests. multiruby runs anything you want on multiple versions of ruby. Great for compatibility checking! Use multiruby_setup to manage your installed versions. *NOTE:* The next major release of zentest will not include autotest (use minitest-autotest instead) and multiruby will use rbenv / ruby-build for version management.
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3,324,054
Stars
140
Forks
67
Watchers
4

watchr

0.64
Modern continious testing (flexible alternative to autotest).
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Downloads
593,167
Stars
1,296
Forks
75
Watchers
27

autotest

0.35
This is a stub gem to fix the confusion caused by autotest being part of the ZenTest suite.
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760,749
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Total releases
19
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autotest-growl

0.17
This gem aims to improve support for Growl notifications by autotest.
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415,148
Stars
164
Forks
14
Watchers
6
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Total releases
20
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autotest-fsevent

0.14
Autotest relies on filesystem polling to detect modifications in source code files. This is expensive for the CPU, harddrive and battery - and unnecesary on Mac OS X 10.5 or higher which comes with the very efficient FSEvent core service for this very purpose. This gem teaches autotest how to use FSEvent.
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Downloads
247,200
Stars
125
Forks
30
Watchers
3

tork

0.1
Runs your tests as they change, in parallel.
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59,783
Stars
188
Forks
17
Watchers
9

infinity_test

0.09
Infinity Test is a continuous testing library and a flexible alternative to Autotest, using Watchr library with RSpec, Test::Unit or Bacon with RVM funcionality, giving the possibility to test with all Rubies that you have in your RVM configuration.
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Downloads
20,394
Stars
224
Forks
10
Watchers
2
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Total releases
6
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Latest release

kicker

0.05
Allows you to fire specific command on file-system change.
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106,221
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Total releases
20
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Latest release

tconsole

0.03
tconsole allows Rails developers to easily and quickly run their tests as a whole or in subsets. It forks the testing processes from a preloaded test environment to ensure that developers don't have to reload their entire Rails environment between test runs.
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66,406