EasyMock vs Mockito

Just wanted to share my personal opinion on these 2 great mocking frameworks for Java. After years of experience with both of them…

…I say Mockito is better.

Mainly because it requires less code to do the same.

I don’t want to provide a detailed evidence. It’s just my personal preference which is a result of my professional experience with both frameworks.

One thing worth to mention: EasyMock was the first mocking framework for Java I started to use and I do not replace things without a reason. So I was likely not to switch to Mockito at the beginning. Yet it convinced me to do so. 🙂

UPDATE: Please note that Mockito is a default dependency introduced by spring-boot-starter-test. This means guys behind Spring Boot have a similar opinion.

About krzysztoftomaszewski

I've got M.Sc. in software engineering. I graduated in 2005 at Institute of Computer Science, Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology. I'm working on computer software design and engineering continuously since 2004.
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