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JBehave JUnit Runner release 1.1.2 and future development

28.6.2014 | 2 minutes of reading time

The JBehave JUnit Runner is one of codecentric’s open source projects. It provides an easy way to execute JBehave stories using a custom JUnit runner. On friday, 27th of July, we published a bugfix release (v1.1.2) and we’re already planning the next minor version (v1.2.0). Release v1.1.2 can be used as a drop in replacement for the previous minor release 1.1.0 and we encourage users to upgrade.

In 1.1.2, we integrated some PRs that should improve the support for IntelliJ users (#51 ). Beside that we implemented a new runner that was supposed to integrate the JBehave JUnit Runner with the dependency injection capabilities of the Spring Framework (see #47 ). However during the review of v1.1.1 we realized that our implementation had some draw backs. For this reason we reverted the feature in commit a7bcc192e9.

Next stop: 1.2.0

We will use the next minor release to work a bit on the project structure. For example we want to separate the example stories from the actual test code (#54 ). Since the README.markdown has become a bit overloaded with information we want to create a github page as a new host for documentation about the JBehave JUnit Runner (#57 ).

Last but not least we want to improve the support for using Spring. The fundamental problem here is, that both Spring and the JBehave JUnit Runner provide a JUnit Runner to enhance test execution. Since only one runner can be declared at once, the user has to chose which one to use. Luckily the guys from Spring a planning to provide a JUnit test rule that can be used for injecting members into test cases. Until then we’re planning to document an easy way (#62 ) to inject members into a JBehave test without using the SpringJUnit4ClassRunner .

These are just a few of the things we’re planning for the JBehave JUnit Runner. We hope you like this library. Feel free to suggest improvements or create PRs via github.

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