The opentelemetry-test-helpers gem contains a collection of test helpers for the various OpenTelemetry Ruby gems.

What is OpenTelemetry?

OpenTelemetry is an open source observability framework, providing a general-purpose API, SDK, and related tools required for the instrumentation of cloud-native software, frameworks, and libraries.

OpenTelemetry provides a single set of APIs, libraries, agents, and collector services to capture distributed traces and metrics from your application. You can analyze them using Prometheus, Jaeger, and other observability tools.

How does this gem fit in?

The opentelemetry-test-helpers gem is home to commonly used snippets of test code in the OpenTelemetry Ruby gems. The intended use of this gem is to test the implementation of OpenTelemetry Ruby itself, but may be used by consumers of OpenTelemetry Ruby gems.

How do I get started?

Install the gem using:

gem install opentelemetry-test-helpers

Or, if you use bundler, include opentelemetry-test-helpers in your Gemfile.

How can I get involved?

The opentelemetry-test-helpers gem source is on github, along with related gems including opentelemetry-api.

The OpenTelemetry Ruby gems are maintained by the OpenTelemetry-Ruby special interest group (SIG). You can get involved by joining us in GitHub Discussions or attending our weekly meeting. See the meeting calendar for dates and times. For more information on this and other language SIGs, see the OpenTelemetry community page.


The opentelemetry-test-helpers gem is distributed under the Apache 2.0 license. See LICENSE for more information.