#1074 ✓wontfix
Mark Piper

Feature request: Run JUnit tests not extending BaseTest

Reported by Mark Piper | August 27th, 2011 @ 02:21 PM | in 1.3 (closed)

The Play TestEngine only loads classes that are assignable from org.junit.Assert (i.e. which extend BaseTest, UnitTest or FunctionalTest). However, these incur an overhead in the time it takes to spin up the Play environment when running the tests in Eclipse, especially with a not-so-trivial set of models and a few modules. For many classes that are not models or controllers, this is an unnecessary and annoying overhead that significantly slows development if you choose to run tests in Eclipse (preferable) rather than in the browser. In my current project, it takes 10-20 seconds to run a single test class, as opposed to under 1 second if I don't extend UnitTest.

Ideally Play should discover and run all tests, regardless of whether or not they extend BaseTest.

Current workaround is to extend org.junit.Assert directly - this is not too bad but I'd like to just write classes normally where at all possible.

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