As part of the work we’ve been doing with devbox, we needed a unit testing framework to test some of our nix code. Unfortunately we had some use cases where we did not want to introduce a dependency on
nixpkgs (and therefore we couldn’t use
So we ended up writing NixTest: a tiny unit testing framework, written in pure nix. It’s completely self-contained and has no external dependencies (not even to
Sharing it with the community in case anyone else has a need for a similar unit testing framework.