gradle integration in junit

If you use a gradle as a build management tool, JUnit can be used to run the tests in your project.

JUnit configuration in build.gradle file

To use JUnit in your gradle project, you will have to configure your build.gradle file as shown below. Key things to note about gradle build file are given below.
  • includeTestsMatching – This is used to specify the pattern for the test method and class names. To run all tests, you can use *.* pattern
  • includeCategories – This is used to include tests from specific category
  • excludeCategories – This is used to exclude tests from specific category
group 'org.softpost'
version '1.0-SNAPSHOT'

apply plugin: 'java'

repositories {

dependencies {
    testCompile group: 'junit', name: 'junit', version: '4.12'

test {
    useJUnit {
      //includeCategories '*.*'
      excludeCategories 'categories.CategoryY'

    filter {
        //include specific method in any of the tests
        includeTestsMatching "*.*"

Running JUnit tests from command line

Below command is used to run all JUnit tests from the project.
gradle test

Below command is used to run all JUnit tests from the test classes SanityTests and SimpleTest.
test –tests categories.SanityTests –tests junit.SimpleTest

Below command is used to run specific JUnit test methods.
test –tests categories.SanityTests.testSanity1

Below command is used to run tests from classes with their names ending with SanityTests.
gradle test –tests *SanityTests                    

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