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From Adam Hardy <>
Subject Re: [beanutils] testing around ConvertUtils
Date Fri, 13 Mar 2009 09:09:50 GMT
Hi Paul,

I do register them now, but I asked the question because I wanted to avoid it, 
to keep my unit testing faster and easier.

I guess now that I've written a routine to set up the Converter, it's no more 
hassle than setting up a mock, but in my ideal architecture, I would want to see 
it mocked out instead.

Paul Benedict on 12/03/09 02:42, wrote:
> Why can't you set up the test just like you would in real life? How do
> you register your converters today?

> On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 3:22 AM, Adam Hardy
> <> wrote:
>> In my unit tests I sometimes have the situation where I need to register my
>> custom converters for ConvertUtils in order to make everything behave as it
>> would in real life.
>> Normally the conversions are incidental to the test so it seems unnecessary
>> to need to set up ConvertUtils.
>> Seeing inside the ConvertUtils class that there is a ConvertUtilsBean, I had
>> the idea of using the ConvertUtilsBean in my classes, and initializing it
>> via dependency injection.
>> Then I could mock it.
>> However all access to the ConvertUtilsBean via the singleton getInstance
>> factory method is protected. Would it be unwise to instantiate it myself in
>> my dependency injection container?

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