TestBox & MockBox Manual v2.x

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 ships with MockBox, A mocking and stubbing companion. It also supports xUnit style of testing and MXUnit compatibilities.

Features At A Glance

Here are a simple listing of features TestBox brings to the table:

  • BDD style testing

  • xUnit style testing

  • Testing life-cycle methods

  • MockBox integration for mocking and stubbing

  • Ability to extend and create custom test runners

  • Ability to extend and create custom test reporters

  • Extensible reporters, bundled with tons of them:

    • JSON

    • XML

    • JUnit 4 XML

    • Text (80's style)

    • Console

    • Simple HTML

    • Min - Minimalistic Heaven

    • Raw

    • CommandBox

  • Asynchronous testing

  • Multi-suite capabilities

  • Test skipping

  • Suite skipping

  • Dynamic skipping support via runtime executions

  • Test one or more suites exclusively

  • Test one or more tests/specs exclusively

  • Test labels and tagging

  • Testing debug output stream

  • Clickable suite titles to filter test execution

  • Much more!


TestBox is maintained under the Semantic Versioning guidelines as much as possible.Releases will be numbered with the following format:


And constructed with the following guidelines:

  • Breaking backward compatibility bumps the major (and resets the minor and patch)

  • New additions without breaking backward compatibility bumps the minor (and resets the patch)

  • Bug fixes and misc changes bumps the patch


TestBox and MockBox are open source and licensed under the Apache 2 License. If you use them please try to make mention of it in your code or web site.

  • Copyright by Ortus Solutions, Corp

  • TestBox is a registered trademark by Ortus Solutions, Corp

Info: The ColdBox Websites, Documentation, logo and content have a separate license and they are a separate entity.

Discussion & Help

Reporting a Bug

We all make mistakes from time to time :) So why not let us know about it and help us out. We also love pull requests, so please star us and fork us:

Professional Open Source

TestBox is a professional open source software backed by Ortus Solutions, Corp offering services like:

  • Custom Development

  • Professional Support & Mentoring

  • Training

  • Server Tuning

  • Security Hardening

  • Code Reviews



Because of His grace, this project exists. If you don't like this, then don't read it, its not for you.

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. - Romans 5:5

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