Arquillian Algeron Extension 1.0.0.Alpha5 Released

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The Arquillian team is proud to announce the 1.0.0.Alpha5 release of the Arquillian Algeron Extension component!

Arquillian Pact has been rebranded to Arquillian Algeron. This is an extension for writing contract-driven tests.

Currently we are providing you seamless integration with well known Pact framework but more integrations will come in next releases.

What’s new

Arquillian Pact has been rebranded to Arquillian Algeron

Now Arquillian Pact is under the umbrella of Consumer Driven Contract project called Arquillian Algeron.

This rebranding has influenced the structure of Arquillian Pact. To migrate from Arquillian Pact to Arquillian Algeron Pact, you need will have to:

  • Artifact Id has changed from arquillian-pact-consumer-core and arquillian-pact-provider-core to arquillian-algeron-pact-consumer-core and arquillian-algeron-pact-provider-core.
  • Contract loaders has been renamed and relocated to a common place, so instead of @PactFolder now it is @ContractsFolder. In general all loaders annotations has been renamed by replacing the Pact element to Contracts.
  • Pact publisher is not configured anymore in pact-consumer extension but in algeron-consumer. You can read about it at Consumer Publisher section
  • Pact Loader has been renamed to Contracts Retriever.
  • Base package is not org.arquillian.pact anymore but org.arquillian.algeron.pact – this might be relevant if you have already started exploring SPIs.

Allow user to define states like Cucumber expressions

You can pass as state expressions following Cucumber approach, so for example you can pass next state in consumer:

public PactFragment createFragment(PactDslWithProvider builder) {
  builder.given("I have 36 cukes in my belly")

And you can get it on provider side using:

@State("I have (\\d+) cukes in my belly")
public void stateMethod(int numberOfCukes) {
  this.numberOfCukes = numberOfCukes;

You can read more about this feature at Pact States section

AssertJ integration

A custom assertj assertion has been created so asserting contracts using Target in provider side could be done in a readable way instead of calling a method.

URL webapp;

Target target;

public void should_provide_valid_answers() {

You can read more about this feature at AssertJ Integration section

Retrieving/Loading contracts can be configured using annotations and in arquillian.xml

Consumer can publish contracts when the contract is generated. Its configuration parameters are set in arquillian.xml. But on the provider side, contracts used for verification were configured using annotations.

To make things more standard, now retrievers can be configured using annotations or as publishers in arquillian.xml too. For example:

<extension qualifier="algeron-provider">
  <property name="retrieverConfiguration">
          provider: folder
          contractsFolder: <folder where contracts are stored>

You can read more about this feature at Retrievers as Configuration section

Integration between Pact Provider and Arquillian Reporter

Now if you have Arquillian Recorder dependency on your classpath and you set @VerificationReports to use recorder as reporting format, the result of the verification of the provider is reported in Arquillian Recorder too.

You can read more about this feature at Arquillian Recorder Reporter integration

PactVerification value is not mandatory

When you want to write a consumer test you need to specify that the method tests a consumer contract by using @PactVerification annotation and setting which provider you are verifying. In case of using @Pact annotation on the class level, this information can be redundant (the value of the annotation). For example you can do:

@Pact(provider="test_provider", consumer="test_consumer")
public class ClientGatewayTest {

  public void should_return_message() throws IOException {
    assertThat(clientGateway.getMessage(), is("{\"responsetest\": true, \"name\": \"harry\"}"));

Notice that now you don’t need to set the provider in @PactVerification annotation since it is retrieved from class level.

Bug fixing

Test does not fail when contract is not verified

If multiple interactions are validated in provider side within same test, Arquillian takes only in consideration the first interaction result as final test result. To fix this a new Arquillian Core has been released (1.1.12). We encourage all users to use Arquillian Core 1.1.12 as the minimum version to avoid this problem. Notice that this also applies to previous versions of Arquillian Pact/Algeron.

What is Arquillian?

Arquillian is open source software that empowers you to test JVM-based applications more effectively. Created to defend the software galaxy from bugs, Arquillian brings your test to the runtime so you can focus on testing your application's behavior rather than managing the runtime. Using Arquillian, you can develop a comprehensive suite of tests from the convenience of your IDE and run them in any IDE, build tool or continuous integration environment.

Release details

Component Arquillian Algeron Extension
Version 1.0.0.Alpha5 view tag
Release date 2017-01-05
Released by Alex Soto
Compiled against

Published artifacts org.arquillian.algeron

  • org.arquillian.algeron » arquillian-algeron-pact-consumer-api jar javadoc pom
  • org.arquillian.algeron » arquillian-algeron-pact-consumer-core jar javadoc pom
  • org.arquillian.algeron » arquillian-algeron-pact-consumer-spi jar javadoc pom
  • org.arquillian.algeron » arquillian-algeron-pact-provider-api jar javadoc pom
  • org.arquillian.algeron » arquillian-algeron-pact-provider-core jar javadoc pom
  • org.arquillian.algeron » arquillian-algeron-pact-provider-spi jar javadoc pom
  • org.arquillian.algeron » arquillian-algeron-pact-provider-pact-broker-loader jar javadoc pom
  • org.arquillian.algeron » arquillian-algeron-pact-provider-assertj jar javadoc pom
  • org.arquillian.algeron » arquillian-algeron-git jar javadoc pom
  • org.arquillian.algeron » arquillian-algeron-configuration jar javadoc pom
  • org.arquillian.algeron » arquillian-algeron-consumer-spi jar javadoc pom
  • org.arquillian.algeron » arquillian-algeron-consumer-core jar javadoc pom
  • org.arquillian.algeron » arquillian-algeron-consumer-git-publisher jar javadoc pom
  • org.arquillian.algeron » arquillian-algeron-provider-spi jar javadoc pom
  • org.arquillian.algeron » arquillian-algeron-provider-api jar javadoc pom
  • org.arquillian.algeron » arquillian-algeron-provider-core jar javadoc pom
  • org.arquillian.algeron » arquillian-algeron-provider-git-retriever jar javadoc pom
  • org.arquillian.algeron » arquillian-algeron-provider-maven-retriever jar javadoc pom

Release notes and resolved issues 6


Thanks to the following list of contributors: Alex Soto, Bartosz Majsak