junit @Before, @After


Example

An annotated method with @Before will be executed before every execution of @Test methods. Analogous an @After annotated method gets executed after every @Test method. This can be used to repeatedly set up a Test setting and clean up after every test. So the tests are independent and preparation code is not copied inside the @Test method.

Example:

import static org.junit.Assert.assertEquals;

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.List;

import org.junit.After;
import org.junit.Before;
import org.junit.Test;

public class DemoTest {

    private List<Integer> list;

    @Before
    public void setUp() {
        list = new ArrayList<>();
        list.add(3);
        list.add(1);
        list.add(4);
        list.add(1);
        list.add(5);
        list.add(9);
    }

    @After
    public void tearDown() {
        list.clear();
    }

    @Test
    public void shouldBeOkToAlterTestData() {
        list.remove(0); // Remove first element of list.
        assertEquals(5, list.size()); // Size is down to five
    }

    @Test
    public void shouldBeIndependentOfOtherTests() {
        assertEquals(6, list.size());
    }
}

Methods annotated with @Before or @After must be public void and with zero arguments.