[rspec-devel] [ANN] RSpec 1.0

Dean Wampler deanwampler at gmail.com
Sat May 19 18:56:19 EDT 2007


Dude, you rock! Congratulations.
;)

dean

On 5/19/07, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> The RSpec Development Team is extraordinarily pleased to announce the
> release of RSpec-1.0.0.
>
> == RSpec
>
> RSpec provides a Domain Specific Language for describing and verifying
> the behaviour of Ruby code with executable examples.
>
> Some people like to call these examples "tests". In fact, they are.
> But we believe that tests have equally important value as
> documentation and as a design aid, and that the testing nomenclature
> and syntax in most unit testing frameworks keep too much focus on only
> the testing value, and hide the design and documentation value.
>
> This belief was a prime motivator for the emergence of Behaviour
> Driven Development, and RSpec is the original BDD tool in Ruby.
>
> == 1.0.0
>
> This release represents a stake in the ground for the current API.
> While RSpec will certainly continue to grow as more people use it and
> provide valuable feedback, we are committed to the supporting the
> current API.
>
> Does this mean that we'll never break backwards compatibility again?
> We hope that it does. Of course, we can not predict all of the great
> ideas will come along. If we find ourselves in a situation in which
> such a change requires breaking backwards compatibility, we will only
> do so in a major release (i.e. 2.0.0), and will continue to support
> the previous major release for a reasonable amount of time.
>
> == Thanks
>
> We'd like to thank the 300+ members of the rspec-users and rspec-devel
> mailing lists who provide us with consistently invaluable feedback.
>
> We'd also like to thank the 40 contributors who have helped to fix
> nearly 200 bugs and 150 feature requests since Steve Baker registered
> RSpec in July of 2005. See
> http://rspec.rubyforge.org/community/index.html.
>
> == Numbers and facts
>
> * 16000 Downloads (ranked 31 on Rubyforge)
> * 40 contributors (bugfixes and patches)
> * 2000 svn commits
> * 890,000 Google hits for rspec+ruby
> * 100% coverage
> * 100% Self-describing
>
> == The RSpec Development Team is
>
> David Chelimsky
> Aslak Hellesøy
> Brian Takita
> Dave Astels
> Steve Baker (the original author)
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