Using Clover with Maven 2 for integration tests

I know that Clover can be used for unit tests in a Maven build. The tests are executed by the Maven Surefire Plugin. However, I need to use Clover for integration tests, which are executed by the Maven Failsafe Plugin. Is this possible? Please advise. Thanks.

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Hi David,

Sure, it is possible to use Clover with the Maven Failsafe Plugin.

However, you have to remember about few differences between Failsafe and Surefire:

  • Failsafe stores reports in target/failsafe-reports directory, while Surefire in target/surefire-reports
  • Failsafe searches for following test classes: <tt>IT*.java, *IT.java, *ITCase.java, while Surefire searches for Test*.java, *Test.java, *TestCase.java</tt>
  • <tt>Failsafe is bound to integration-test phase, while Surefire to test phase</tt>

Therefore you have to reconfigure Clover in pom.xml:

  • use the <reportDescriptor> configuration property for maven-clover2-plugin and point to XML file which will contain an Ant target named "current" and/or "historical", which will call the <clover-report> task
    • the <clover-report> task should have <testsources/> tag with include patterns for Failsafe
    • the <clover-report> task should have <testresults/> tag pointing to Failsafe report directory
  • Clover should generate report after integration tests, so either bind it to verify phase in pom.xml or call clover2:clover goal from command line, like:
    mvn clean clover2:setup verify clover2:aggregate clover2:clover

Optionally, if you wish to have a consolidated Clover report for both Surefire and Failsafe run:

  • set <reportsDirectory> for both plugins to the same location
  • enable both Surefire and Failsafe in the same build

 

I have prepared a sample project showing Surefire and Failsafe usage. Go to the https://bitbucket.org/atlassian/maven-clover2-plugin, clone this repository, go to the src/it/surefire-and-failsafe-plugins folder and run mvn command with goals as specified in goals.txt file.

See also:

 

Regards
Marek

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