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Configure UnitTesting with Autowired in Spring context

/* Vietnamese:  Một bài viết trình bày cách viết Unit Test sử dụng Dependency-Injection(Autowiring) trong Spring Framework. */

Unit-testing is surely not a new idea, since it was proposed around the 1980s. But it’s still one of the core concepts of Test Driven Development, Agile programing, Scrum,… & some other “hot” programming methodology that arise recently. In “Clean code”, Robert C. Martin writes: “If you want to write a line of debug/log message, consider writing a test instead”.

Those ideas are really cool – if you want to know more about how writing tests stop regression bugs, improve productivity & help the designs overall, go on & read “Clean code”. I will return to the topic here: How to write Unit test in Spring context.

The second I read those above lines of Martin, I decided to try it right away. But to do Unit test in a Spring web project, I need a way to inject my services into the test case (well, there’s a HUGE pile of services). The way is easy, but only if you know what to do.

It took me quite a time to make a running system.

Here’s how I did it:

package longle.action.services;

import org.junit.Test;
import org.junit.runner.RunWith;
import org.springframework.beans.factory.annotation.Autowired;
import org.springframework.test.context.ContextConfiguration;
import org.springframework.test.context.junit4.SpringJUnit4ClassRunner;

public class ActionServiceImplTest {
	private ActionService actionService;

	public void testHelloAction() {
		assert actionService.helloUnitTest().equals("Hello Unit Test, hope we have a good time together!");

Hope that should cover the topic

Source code can be found here: http://www.mediafire.com/file/ww79etrez40j4gl/action.zip

Reference: (not all of these links are referred in this article. But every of them help me “go near the truth”, so I put them all here.)

  1. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7313983/test-case-by-junit-how-to-read-web-xml
  2. http://static.springsource.org/spring/docs/3.1.x/spring-framework-reference/html/testing.html
  3. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6546871/spring-junit-testing
  4. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5733959/junit-custom-runner-with-spring-application-context
  5. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8502327/application-context-and-spring-context-is-same
  6. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8666720/configuration-problems-unable-to-locate-spring-namespacehandler-for-xml-schema
  7. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/412717/how-to-use-maven-surefire-plug-in-with-different-groups-for-test-and-integration
  8. http://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-surefire-plugin/
  9. http://mekongnet.ru/index.php?mod=News&sid=37510&stprint=1