Running tests in Eclipse in junit

In this post, let us learn how to write and execute JUnit tests in Eclipse. Eclipse provides an excellent support to JUnit tests. Writing and executing JUnit tests is very simple in Eclipse. You need to create a simple maven or gradle project and add JUnit dependency.

Adding JUnit dependency

If you are using Maven project, use below dependency in POM file.

If you are using Gradle project, add below lines in build.gradle file.
apply plugin: 'java'
dependencies {
testCompile 'junit:junit:4.12'

Writing JUnit Tests

We have already seen how to write simple JUnit tests. Executing JUnit Tests in Eclipse We can execute JUnit tests in Eclipse by right clicking on a test class and then selecting Run as JUnit option as shown in below image.You can also use Alt+Shift+X, T shortcut key to run current JUnit test. To run Junit tests in specific package, you can right click on that package and click on Run as Junit Test. Similarly to run all tests in all packages, you can right click on Java directory and click on Run all tests as JUnit Test.

Viewing the JUnit test reports in Eclipse

After running the JUnit tests, JUnit runner creates a simple xml report. Below images show how to view JUnit report generated by JUnit runner in Eclipse.If you are using a maven project, you can also execute JUnit tests using maven commands.

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