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21 Apr 2010

A Grails JUnit 4 test template

Grails 1.3 upgrades the bundles JUnit to the newer JUnit 4 API. However, the test template used to generate classes by the Grails create-* scripts is still very JUnit 3-ish. Here's a replacement that will generate a skeleton test using JUnit 4 conventions:

@artifact.package@import grails.test.*
import org.junit.*
import static org.junit.Assert.*
import static org.hamcrest.CoreMatchers.*
import static org.junit.matchers.JUnitMatchers.*

class {
    @Before void setUp() {

    @After void tearDown() {

    @Test void something() {


To use this just run grails install-templates then copy the contents over the file src/templates/artifacts/Tests.groovy. You can delete anything else in the src/templates directory that you don't need. Then every time you use a Grails command such as grails create-service foo the generated test will use the JUnit 4 template.