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  1. Apache NiFi
  2. NIFI-1365

Support Groovy unit tests

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      I posed a question on the dev mailing list about community enthusiasm for Groovy unit test support.

      I am considering writing unit tests in for new development/regression testing in Groovy. There are numerous advantages to this [1][2] (such as map coercion, relaxed permissions on dependency injection, etc.). Mocking large and complex objects, such as NiFiProperties, when only one feature is under test is especially easy. I plan to write “Java-style” unit tests, but this would also make TDD/BDD frameworks like Spock or Cucumber much easier to use.

      I figured before doing this I would poll the community and see if anyone strongly objects? In previous situations, I have created a custom Maven profile which only runs when triggered (by an environment variable, current username, etc.) to avoid polluting the environment of anyone who doesn’t want the Groovy test dependencies installed.

      Does anyone have thoughts on this?

      [1] http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/library/j-pg11094/index.html
      [2] https://keyholesoftware.com/2015/04/13/short-on-time-switch-to-groovy-for-unit-testing/

      The response was positive.

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              alopresto Andy LoPresto
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              alopresto Andy LoPresto
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