I am happy to announce the release of TestNG 4.6 (the Eclipse and IDEA plug-ins
have been updated as well).  There are a lot of new features in this
release, here is a quick rundown:

  • Method thread pools.  TestNG was
    already allowing you to run all your tests in parallel, and you can now use this
    feature on individual test methods as well:

    @Test(invocationCount = 10, threadPoolSize = 3, timeOut = 10000)
    public void f1() { … }

  • In this example, the method f1() will be invoked ten times from a pool made
    of three threads.  If any of these invocations fail to complete with ten
    seconds, TestNG will abort the test and mark it failed.  You can find more
    information on this feature in
    this article and in


  • A new Reporter
    lets you log messages that will be reproduced in the HTML reports,
    either on each individual method or as a combined output.
  • @Test now contains a description attribute that will also be included in the
    final reports:
  • @Test(description = "Verify that the server is up")
    public void serverShouldBeRunning() { … }

  • The reports have been considerably improved and now:
    • Give a list of all the methods that didn’t run.
    • Show all the methods with different colors based on their class.
    • Use both relative and absolute timings, to make it easier to
      cross-reference your tests with your logs.
    • List the parameters passed to each test method, if any.


    You can see a full report sample

  • Writing your own reports has never been easier with the introduction of
    the IReporter
    .  Only one method to override, it doesn’t get any easier
    than this…
  • @DataProviders can now know which test method they are
    providing data for.  If you declare the signature of your @DataProvider
    with a java.lang.reflect.Method as first parameter, TestNG will
    invoke it with the @Test method that is about to be executed. 
    This makes it easier for you to provide slightly different data based on the
    current test method.  See the
    documentation for more details.
  • Numerous bug fixes in the Eclipse plug-in (see the CHANGES file) and an
    improved view of the results (see the picture at the beginning of this

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