JUnit 5 released

5th version of Java module testing framework released 
11 September 2017   1684

5th version of JUnit testing framework released. 

What is JUnit?

JUnit is a unti testing library for Java software.
Created by Kent Beck and Eric Gamma, JUnit belongs to the family of xUnit frameworks for various programming languages originating in the Kent Beck SUnit for Smalltalk. JUnit spawned an ecosystem of extensions - JMock, EasyMock, DbUnit, HttpUnit, and so on.


  • junit.framework.Assert
    • assertEquals
    • assertFalse
    • assertNotNull
    • assertNull
    • assertNotSame
    • assertSame
    • assertTrue
  • junit.framework.TestCase extends junit.framework.Assert
    • run
    • setUp
    • tearDown

What's new in JUnit 5?

Unlike previous versions of JUnit, JUnit 5 is composed of several different modules from three different sub-projects.

JUnit 5 = JUnit Platform + JUnit Jupiter + JUnit Vintage

The JUnit Platform serves as a foundation for launching testing frameworks on the JVM. It also defines the TestEngineAPI for developing a testing framework that runs on the platform. Furthermore, the platform provides a Console Launcher to launch the platform from the command line and build plugins for Gradle and Maven as well as a JUnit 4 based Runner for running any TestEngine on the platform.

JUnit Jupiter is the combination of the new programming model and extension model for writing tests and extensions in JUnit 5. The Jupiter sub-project provides a TestEngine for running Jupiter based tests on the platform.

JUnit Vintage provides a TestEngine for running JUnit 3 and JUnit 4 based tests on the platform.

All changes for all JUnit 5x versions available here

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Tiobe February 2019 Index Released

Groove language is in top 20 again; it's popularity increased due to Gradle; Java is 1st
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In February, search engine statistics showed that the dynamically typed Groovy language is gaining popularity again. As analysts of TIOBE noted, it was already in the top twenty of the TIOBE index in 2016 on the wave of interest in the Jenkins system for continuous integration. Now it is pushed forward by the Gradle assembly automation system.

TIOBE Februry 2019 Index
TIOBE Februry 2019 Index

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