Fluent assertions for java

// entry point for all assertThat methods and utility methods (e.g. entry)
import static org.assertj.core.api.Assertions.*;

// basic assertions

// chaining string specific assertions

// collection specific assertions (there are plenty more)
// in the examples below fellowshipOfTheRing is a List<TolkienCharacter>
                               .contains(frodo, sam)

// as() is used to describe the test and will be shown before the error message
assertThat(frodo.getAge()).as("check %s's age", frodo.getName()).isEqualTo(33);

// Java 8 exception assertion, standard style ...
assertThatThrownBy(() -> { throw new Exception("boom!"); }).hasMessage("boom!");
// ... or BDD style
Throwable thrown = catchThrowable(() -> { throw new Exception("boom!"); });

// using the 'extracting' feature to check fellowshipOfTheRing character's names (Java 7)
                               .contains("Boromir", "Gandalf", "Frodo", "Legolas")
// same thing using a Java 8 method reference
                               .doesNotContain("Sauron", "Elrond");

// extracting multiple values at once grouped in tuples (Java 7)
assertThat(fellowshipOfTheRing).extracting("name", "age", "")
                               .contains(tuple("Boromir", 37, "Man"),
                                         tuple("Sam", 38, "Hobbit"),
                                         tuple("Legolas", 1000, "Elf"));

// filtering a collection before asserting in Java 7 ... 
assertThat(fellowshipOfTheRing).filteredOn("race", HOBBIT)
                               .containsOnly(sam, frodo, pippin, merry);
// ... or in Java 8
assertThat(fellowshipOfTheRing).filteredOn(character -> character.getName().contains("o"))
                               .containsOnly(aragorn, frodo, legolas, boromir);

// combining filtering and extraction (yes we can)
assertThat(fellowshipOfTheRing).filteredOn(character -> character.getName().contains("o"))
                               .containsOnly(aragorn, frodo, legolas, boromir)
                               .extracting(character -> character.getRace().getName())
                               .contains("Hobbit", "Elf", "Man");

// and many more assertions : iterable, stream, array, map, dates (java 7 and java 8), path, file, numbers, predicate, optional ...

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AssertJ provides assertions for popular libraries


Provides assertions for Guava types like Multimap, Table, Optional or ByteSource.

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Joda Time

Provides assertions for Joda Time types like DateTime and LocalDateTime. More will come later, contributions are very welcome !

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Provides assertions for Neo4J types like Node, Path and Relationship.

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Neo4J assertions have been developed by Florent Biville.