Archive: January 2013

Auto inject dependencies in JUnit using Mockito

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Sjoerd Schunselaar

While writing unit tests, you often have to mock dependencies like services or controllers. Often  a constructor is used to autowire the dependencies as shown in the example below. In the Test class I instantiated the ContactService using a contactRepository Mock object

public class ContactServiceImpl implements ContactService {

private final ContactRepository contactRepository;

    public ContactServiceImpl(final ContactRepository contactRepository) {
    this.contactRepository = contactRepository;

    public void saveContact(final Contact contact) {;

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