EasyMock - createMock


So far, we've used annotations to create mocks. EasyMock provides various methods to create mock objects. EasyMock.createMock() creates mocks without bothering about the order of method calls that the mock is going to make in due course of its action.


calcService = EasyMock.createMock(CalculatorService.class);


Step 1: Create an interface called CalculatorService to provide mathematical functions

File: CalculatorService.java

public interface CalculatorService {
   public double add(double input1, double input2);
   public double subtract(double input1, double input2);
   public double multiply(double input1, double input2);
   public double divide(double input1, double input2);

Step 2: Create a JAVA class to represent MathApplication

File: MathApplication.java

public class MathApplication {
   private CalculatorService calcService;

   public void setCalculatorService(CalculatorService calcService){
      this.calcService = calcService;
   public double add(double input1, double input2){
      return calcService.add(input1, input2);		
   public double subtract(double input1, double input2){
      return calcService.subtract(input1, input2);
   public double multiply(double input1, double input2){
      return calcService.multiply(input1, input2);
   public double divide(double input1, double input2){
      return calcService.divide(input1, input2);

Step 3: Test the MathApplication class

Let's test the MathApplication class, by injecting in it a mock of calculatorService. Mock will be created by EasyMock.

Here we've added two mock method calls, add() and subtract(), to the mock object via expect(). However during testing, we've called subtract() before calling add(). When we create a mock object using EasyMock.createMock(), the order of execution of the method does not matter.

File: MathApplicationTester.java

import org.easymock.EasyMock;
import org.easymock.EasyMockRunner;

import org.junit.Assert;
import org.junit.Before;
import org.junit.Test;
import org.junit.runner.RunWith;

public class MathApplicationTester {
   private MathApplication mathApplication;
   private CalculatorService calcService;
   public void setUp(){
      mathApplication = new MathApplication();
      calcService = EasyMock.createMock(CalculatorService.class);

   public void testAddAndSubtract(){
      //add the behavior to add numbers
      //subtract the behavior to subtract numbers
      //activate the mock
      //test the subtract functionality
      Assert.assertEquals(mathApplication.subtract(20.0, 10.0),10.0,0);
      //test the add functionality
      Assert.assertEquals(mathApplication.add(20.0, 10.0),30.0,0);
      //verify call to calcService is made or not

Step 4: Execute test cases

Create a java class file named TestRunner in C:\> EasyMock_WORKSPACE to execute Test case(s).

File: TestRunner.java

import org.junit.runner.JUnitCore;
import org.junit.runner.Result;
import org.junit.runner.notification.Failure;

public class TestRunner {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      Result result = JUnitCore.runClasses(MathApplicationTester.class);
      for (Failure failure : result.getFailures()) {

Step 5: Verify the Result

Compile the classes using javac compiler as follows:

C:\EasyMock_WORKSPACE>javac MathApplicationTester.java

Now run the Test Runner to see the result:

C:\EasyMock_WORKSPACE>java TestRunner

Verify the output.