Sotirios-Efstathios Maneas

About Sotirios-Efstathios Maneas

Sotirios-Efstathios (Stathis) Maneas is a postgraduate student at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His main interests include distributed systems, web crawling, model checking, operating systems, programming languages and web applications.

How to skip Maven unit test example

In this tutorial we will show you how to avoid running the unit tests of a Maven based Java project. By default, Apache Maven executes all unit tests automatically, when building a project. However, if a single test fails, Maven aborts the building process and reports the encountered errors.

In this example, we use the following tools on a Windows 7 platform:

  • Apache Maven 3.1.1
  • JDK 1.7
  • Maven Surefire Plugin 2.16

 
In any case you don’t want the building procedure to halt because of a unit test failure, Maven is capable of skipping all unit tests and continue with the project building procedure.

In order to skip the unit test execution, we must add the -Dmaven.test.skip=true argument to our command. For example:

mvn install -Dmaven.test.skip=true
mvn package -Dmaven.test.skip=true

Alternatively, we can take advantage of the maven-surefire-plugin. The Surefire Plugin is used during the test phase of the build lifecycle to execute the unit tests of an application. In our pom.xml file, we add the following snippet:

<build>
   <plugins>
      <plugin>
         <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
         <artifactId>maven-surefire-plugin</artifactId>
         <version>2.16</version>
         <configuration>
            <skipTests>true</skipTests>
         </configuration>
      </plugin>
   </plugins>
</build>

In the above snippet we observe that we define skipTests as true. If we rebuild the project, all unit tests will be completely ignored. For example, if we execute the command:

mvn clean install

we shall observe the following message in the command line:

mvn_skip_unit_tests_WM

 
This was an example on how to skip all unit tests of a Maven based Java project.

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