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Testing Exceptions on the NetBeans Platform on Maven

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Testing Exceptions on the NetBeans Platform on Maven

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Testing for expected exceptions does not work correctly in junit <= 4.5

Junit4 provided the functionality to test for expected exceptions. Expected exceptions can be tested with the method annotation @Test:

    @Test(expected=SomeException.class)
public void testSomeException() throws SomeException {
// some code that is expected to throw SomeException
}

However, in junit version < 4.5  this does not work like it should (not at all, tests will fail if expected exception gets thrown). The Maven module for the NetBeans extention for junit has a dependency on a wrapper around junit version 4.5. To be able to test for exceptions, a higher version of junit is needed. This is easily achieved by excluding the dependency on the junit 4.5 wrapper and explicitly declaring a dependency on a junit with a higher version (like 4.8.2 in our case).

            <dependency>
<groupId>junit</groupId>
<artifactId>junit</artifactId>
<scope>test</scope>
<version>4.8.2</version>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>org.netbeans.api</groupId>
<artifactId>org-netbeans-modules-nbjunit</artifactId>
<version>${netbeans.version}</version>
<scope>test</scope>
<exclusions>
<exclusion>
<artifactId>junit-4.5</artifactId>
<groupId>org.netbeans.external</groupId>
</exclusion>
</exclusions>
</dependency>

 

 

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