Actual breaking changes
(❗ new in 5.0.1) The Parameters of
Invoke-Pesterchanged significantly, but in 5.0.1, a compatibility parameter set was added. To allow all the v4 parameters to be used, e.g. like this
Invoke-Pester -Script $testFile -PassThru -Verbose -OutputFile $tr -OutputFormat NUnitXml -CodeCoverage "$tmp/*-*.ps1" -CodeCoverageOutputFile $cc -Show All. The compatibility is not 100%, neither -Script not -CodeCoverage take hashtables, they just take a collection of paths. The
-PesterOptionare ignored. The
-Showparameter takes all the values, but translates only the most used options to Pester 5 compatible options, otherwise it uses
Detailedoutput. It also allows all the Pester 5 output options, to allow you to use
Diagnosticduring migration. This whole Legacy-parameter set is deprecated and prints a warning when used. For more options and the Advanced interface see simple and advanced interface above on how to invoke Pester.
PowerShell 2 is no longer supported
-) is removed, see Migrating from Pester v3 to v4
Mocks are scoped based on their placement, not in whole
Context. The count also depends on their placement. See mock scoping
Assert-VerifiableMockswas removed, see Should -Invoke
All code placed in the body of
AfterEachwill run during discovery and it's state might or might not be available to the test code, see Discovery and Run
-Outputparameter has reduced options to
-Showalias is removed
-PesterOptionswitch is removed
-TestNameswitch is replaced with
-Scriptoption was renamed to
-Pathand takes paths only, it does not take hashtables. For parametrized scripts, see Providing external data to tests
$MyInvocation.MyCommand.Pathto locate your script in
BeforeAlldoes not work. This does not break it for your scripts and modules. Use
$PSCommandPath. See Migrating from Pester v4 or the importing ps files article for detailed information.
-liketo match the exception message instead of .Contains. Use
*or any of the other
-likewildcard to match only part of the message.
Variables defined during Discovery, are not available in Before, After and It. When generating tests via foreach blocks, make sure you pass all variables into the test using -TestCases / -ForEach.
Gherkin is removed, and will later move to it's own module, please keep using Pester version 4.
TestDriveis defined during Run only, it cannot be used in -TestCases / -ForEach.
Assert-MockCalledis deprecated, it is recommended to use Should -Invoke
Assert-VerifiableMockis deprecated, it is recommended to use Should -InvokeVerifiable
Additional issues to be solved future releases
-Strictswitch is not available
- Inconclusive and Pending states are currently no longer available,
-Inconclusiveare translated to
-Skipboth on test blocks and when using
- Automatic Code coverage via -CI switch currently disabled as it's slow. Can still be enabled using configuraitonis largely untested.
- Generating tests using foreach during discovery time works mostly, generating them from BeforeAll, to postpone expensive work till it is needed in case the test is filtered out also works, but is hacky. Get in touch if you need it and help me refine it.
- Running on huge codebases is largely untested
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