# Tix

Automatically re-run tests in Elixir's iex console when files are saved. It's like [mix]( but without rebooting the application.

## Usage

Start an iex shell in test env with `MIX_ENV=test iex -S mix` and run `Tix.start()`. Or use the bundled mix task: `MIX_ENV=test iex -S mix tix`

Tix recompiles and executes tests automatically. Only relevant modules (see mix xref and mix test --stale) are recompiled.
The following algorithm is used to choose which test will be executed:

1. Pinned test, if present: pin with `{"/path/to/test.exs", 23})` or use `tix:focus` comment (see below)
2. Saved file is a test file (ending with `_test.exs`).
3. Saved file has a test sibling (same name as saved file but with `_test.exs`-ending) living in the same folder. ✅
4. Previously executed test if none of the above matches.

### Pin a single test

Sometimes it's useful to focus on a single test and exclude other tests from being executed.

Use `{"path/to/some_test.exs", 23})` in the iex Shell so that only this one test will be executed upon save of any file in the project. This is useful if many tests are broken but you want to focus on a single test.
Use `Tix.unpin` to restore the above selection algorithm.

### Other option to pin a test

Place the comment `tix:focus` just before or inside the test to be focused on. The test below the comment will be pinned.

  use ExUnit.Case, async: true

  # tix:focus
  test "this is the only one" do
    assert true

Remove the comment to restore the usual test selection behaviour.

## Installation

The package can be installed by adding `tix` to your list of dependencies in `mix.exs`:

def deps do
    {:tix, "~> 0.4.0", only: :test, runtime: false}

Documentation can be generated with [ExDoc](
and published on [HexDocs]( Once published, the docs can
be found at [](

## Issues

* Tests are randomized with the same seed.
* pry session kills itself (after a timeout) and testix with it
* Tags like `@tag :skip` are considered, but not custom ones that are often defined in test_helper.ex
* Only the test helper at test/test_helper.exs is loaded. Other helpers should also be loaded.
  Currently one need to load it by hand with: `TestIex.load_helper("spezifikation/test_helper.exs")`
* Test is executed twice when the editor automatically runs the formatter (which obviously saves the file a second time)

## (Planned) features

* Usage like, eg. `mix tix`
* Run all tests
* Set debug breakpoints from within vs-code
* Run only one explicit test on file save (pin test) ✅

## Development

Run tests with lux. See integration_test folder.