[keycloak-dev] Testing with mocking libraries?

Marek Posolda mposolda at redhat.com
Thu May 31 02:38:50 EDT 2018

Not sure. I am not strongly against it, but I afraid that if we 
introduce some mocks support, people (especially from community) will 
start to test with mocks everywhere and add them to all PRs (even to 
those which could be easily tested properly). Not sure if it's better 
alternative to skip automated test at all instead of test with mocks?

But for this one, I guess we can likely extend our social test with an 
account from hosted domain and hence test it properly?


On 30/05/18 09:19, Stian Thorgersen wrote:
> At the moment our testing strategy is only with functional or integration
> level tests. Both with the full server up and running and primarily testing
> through public APIs.
> Now here comes the question should we also allow testing through a mocking
> library like Mockito?
> In general I'm against mocking libraries. At best you end up with something
> that may work, but you're not guaranteed that it actually works. They also
> have a very big maintenance cost when any changes are made to the codebase.
> However, take a look at https://github.com/keycloak/keycloak/pull/5215 for
> example. It is a contribution to add support for the hd param to the Google
> login. Not sure how else we could test this without a mocking library.
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