Gauging interest in updating the JavaFX test framework with JUnit 5
nlisker at gmail.com
Sat Sep 25 07:16:39 UTC 2021
I much prefer JUnit 5 to 4, so I'm in favor.
On Sat, Sep 25, 2021 at 12:40 AM John Hendrikx <hjohn at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> Posting this to gauge the interest in adding JUnit 5 as a test
> dependency to JavaFX, enabling writing tests with this new version of
> JUnit while still supporting all JUnit 4 tests.
> A draft PR has been submitted here:
> And an issue has been filed here:
> Although very personally motivated to be able to write nested unit tests
> in future JavaFX pull requests, I think this would be a great addition
> to have in our testing arsenal.
> The main benefits of using JUnit 5:
> Better integration with Java 8, specifically use of Lambda functions
> where this would make sense. For example `assertThrows` is really useful
> and can replace the `expected` parameter in the Test annotation
> (although this has also been backported to recent JUnit 4 versions).
> Support for better organization of tests (using Nested) and better
> naming. See this image to see Nested and naming in action:
> Better extension system allowing to combine extensions whereas JUnit 4
> only allowed one extension at a time.
> Native support for parameterized tests, repeated tests, nested tests,
> conditional test execution (by platform or environment for example),
> assumptions, test generation and timeouts.
> Please let us know if you'd like to see a newer version of JUnit
> included in JavaFX to further ease testing :)
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