Applies to TestLeft 4.20, last modified on September 11, 2019
  1. In your Java IDE, open a project to which you want to add TestLeft tests or create a new one.

    In this tutorial, we will use a Maven project to show how to create and run TestLeft tests. We will create a Maven project:

    Get started with TestLeft: Create a Maven project

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    Note: If you use Java 9, you may need to explicitly configure your project to be compiled to version 1.6 or later:

    Java


    <build>
      <plugins>
        <plugin>
          <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
          <artifactId>maven-compiler-plugin</artifactId>
          <version>3.7.0</version>
          <configuration>
            <source>1.6</source>
            <target>1.6</target>
          </configuration>
        </plugin>
      </plugins>
    </build>

    Otherwise, the project will be compiled to version 1.5 that Java 9 does not support, and an error may occur.

  2. To create TestLeft tests, you must have a reference to the TestLeft-4.20.jar library added to your project. The library is shipped with TestLeft and resides in the <TestLeft>\API\Java folder.

    Add a reference to the library to your project. The way you do it depends on the type of your project. As we use a Maven project, we will add the following dependency to our pom.xml file:

    pom.xml


    <dependencies>
      …
      <dependency>
        <groupId>com.smartbear.testleft</groupId>
        <artifactId>testleft</artifactId>
        <version>4.20</version>
        <scope>system</scope>
        <systemPath>C:/Program Files (x86)/SmartBear/TestLeft 4/API/Java/testleft-4.20.jar</systemPath>
      </dependency>
      …
    </dependencies>

    The library declares classes that provide basic testing support and support for testing various applications.

  3. To work correctly, the TestLeft library requires the following libraries:

    Add references to these libraries to your project:

    pom.xml


    <dependencies>
      …
      <dependency>
        <groupId>com.google.code.gson</groupId>
        <artifactId>gson</artifactId>
        <version>2.8.2</version>
      </dependency>
      <dependency>
        <groupId>org.apache.commons</groupId>
        <artifactId>commons-compress</artifactId>
        <version>1.15</version>
      </dependency>
      <dependency>
        <groupId>org.apache.httpcomponents</groupId>
        <artifactId>httpclient</artifactId>
        <version>4.3.4</version>
      </dependency>
      …
    </dependencies>

  4. To run tests, we will use the JUnit framework. Add a reference to the JUnit library to your project:

    pom.xml


    <dependencies>
      …
      <dependency>
        <groupId>junit</groupId>
        <artifactId>junit</artifactId>
        <version>4.12</version>
      </dependency>
      …
    </dependencies>


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Your First Test With TestLeft - Java Tutorial

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