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Difference between TestNG and JUNIT?

Despite being easy to use and straightforward, JUnit has its own limitations which give rise to the need of bringing TestNG into the picture. TestNG is an open source framework which is distributed under the Apache Software License and is readily available for download.

Both have @Test annotation, @BeforeClass to execute before the first test method is invoked in current class. @AfterClass Execute after all the Test methods in the current class. Timeout @Test(timeout=1000), When a test method is taking longer time than the specified time (in milliseconds) to execute, then that test method will be terminated and marked as failed.

There are various advantages that make TestNG superior to JUnit. Some of them are mentioned in below difference:

Point of distinction JUnit TestNG
Purpose Unit Testing unit, functional, end-to-end, integration, etc
Group Test No Yes
Dependency Test No Yes
Execute before each test method @Before @BeforeMethod
Execute after each test method @After @AfterMethod
Annotation to ignore a test @ignore @Test(enabled=false)
Annotation for Exception @Test(expected = ArithmeticException.class) @Test(expectedExceptions = ArithmeticException.class)
Executes before all tests in the suite No @BeforeSuite
Execute after all tests in the suite No @AfterSuite
Execute Before a Test Run No @BeforeTest
Execute After a Test Run No @AfterTest
Executes before the first test method is invoked that belongs to any of these groups is invoked     No @BeforeGroups
run after the last test method that belongs to any of the groups here No @AfterGroups
Dynamic Test Input No Yes with @DataProvider
Can Run Test of Other Library No TestNG can run test of JUNIT
Dependency Injunction for tests No Yes with Google Guice
Parallel Testing No Yes
Parametrized Test Execution Time Less More and Complicated
Ease of Use Less Better than JUNIT

Submitted by tgoswami on August 31, 2020

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