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From Konstantin Kolinko <>
Subject Re: PROPOSAL: Update Tomcat 7 tests to JUnit 4
Date Mon, 25 Jul 2011 12:30:40 GMT
2011/7/22 Konstantin Kolinko <>:
> Hi!
> I propose to update Tomcat 7 tests to use JUnit 4.
> One feature that I would like to use from there is to write failing
> tests before fixing the code and annotate them with @Ignore so that
> they are skipped until the annotation is removed.
> * First step is to use these values in
> junit.home=${base.path}/junit4.8.2
> junit.lib=${junit.home}
> junit.jar=${junit.lib}/junit-4.8.2.jar
> junit.loc=
> With this, all our tests are running successfully as they are now.


> * Next step is to convert existing tests to use JUnit 4 annotations.
> My plan is the following:
> (...)

Three tips for Eclipse IDE users:
> 1. To switch project to use JUnit 4:
> In Project properties -> Java Build Path -> Libraries
> There is "JUnit 3" library there.
> Press "Edit..." button. In drop-down list select "JUnit 4".
> It results in the following change in .classpath file:
> old value:
>        <classpathentry kind="con" path="org.eclipse.jdt.junit.JUNIT_CONTAINER/3"/>
> new value:
>        <classpathentry kind="con" path="org.eclipse.jdt.junit.JUNIT_CONTAINER/4"/>
> Eclipse IDE 3.7 Indigo comes with junit 4.8.2 bundled in it.
> 2. To enable content assist for methods included through static import:
> In Workspace settings -> Java > Editor > Content Assist > Favorites
> Add types one by one by clicking "New Type..." button.
> E.g. I usually add the following:
>  org.junit.Assert
>  org.junit.matchers.JUnitMatchers
>  org.hamcrest.CoreMatchers
>  org.hamcrest.Matchers
> The last tip is thanks to

3. Checkstyle is configured so that static imports are before non-static
imports of the same group. That is "above" setting in


import java.util.Map;
import java.util.Set;

import static org.junit.Assert.assertEquals;
import static org.junit.Assert.assertFalse;
import static org.junit.Assert.assertTrue;

import org.junit.Test;

Default configuration for "Organize imports" command (Ctrl+Shift+O)
in Eclipse IDE is to place all static imports before others (that would
be "top" in checkstyle).

To change it to match our checkstyle settings, in Workspace Preferences
go to Java > Code Style > Organize Imports,  press "New Static..." button,
enter "org", OK. Then move new "S org" import group above the "org" one.

Note, that the full list of groups in our checkstyle configuration
res/checkstyle/checkstyle.xml is:

<property name="groups" value="java,javax,async,jsp2,junit,org,util"/>

2011/7/23 Christoph Pater <>:
> I like that idea.
> I'm new to tomcat sources but maybe I can volunteer here?

Chris, you are welcome.

the classes in org.apache.catalina.tribes.* are near the end of
my priorities list for this task.  Some of them (e.g. tribes.test.transport.*)
do not use JUnit at all, but have main() methods that do some testing.
They are excluded from batchtest configuration in our build.xml.

Best regards,
Konstantin Kolinko

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