Change return value of mocked or stubbed service based on argument value with Spock

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Hubert Klein Ikkink

Albert van Veen wrote a blog post about Using ArgumentMatchers with Mockito. The idea is to let a mocked or stubbed service return a different value based on the argument passed into the service. This is inspired me to write the same sample with Spock. Spock already has built-in mock and stub support, so first of all we don’t need an extra library to support mocking and stubbing. We can easily create a mock or stub with the Mock() and Stub() methods. We will see usage of both in the following examples. In the first example we simply return true or false for ChocolateService.doesCustomerLikesChocolate() in the separate test methods.

import spock.lang.*

public class CandyServiceSpecification extends Specification {

    private ChocolateService chocolateService = Mock()
    private CandyService candyService = new CandyServiceImpl()

    def setup() {
        candyService.chocolateService = chocolateService

    def "Customer Albert really likes chocolate"() {
        final Customer customer = new Customer(firstName: 'Albert')

        and: 'Mock returns true'
        1 * chocolateService.doesCustomerLikesChocolate(customer) >> true

        expect: 'Albert likes chocolate'
        candyService.getCandiesLikeByCustomer(customer).contains Candy.CHOCOLATE

    def "Other customer do not like chocolate"() {
        final Customer customer = new Customer(firstName: 'Any other firstname')

        and: 'Mock returns false'
        1 * chocolateService.doesCustomerLikesChocolate(customer) >> false

        expect: 'Customer does not like chocolate'


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