When developing event driven Java services for Solace PubSub+, at some stage you want to move from unit testing Java code to testing services against a broker.
This repository demonstrates a base class for JUnit tests that launches a new PubSub+ instance in docker for use in tests.
It utilises testcontainers, manages the container life cycle manually as there is no testcontainers wrapper (yet) for PubSub+ and follows the singleton container pattern.
At the same time I put my original version of this together spierepf (Peter-Frank Spierenburg) created an example using JUnit 5, check it out here:
When the container is created the mapped ports are provided. This tells testcontainers which ports it shall expose for the container. testcontainers exposes random ports and maps these to the internal ports of the container.
For example - the base class maps port 55555 (SMF plain). This may be exposed as any port. The base class logs the SMF port used and output will look similar to this:
INFO: Started Solace PubSub+ Docker Container, available on host [localhost], SMF port 
So an SMF client needs to connect on port
Base class - AbstractPubSubPlusTestCase
This class starts the docker container. It logs a message when the container before and after start up.
It exposes many of the plain services such as SMF, REST/HTTP, MQTT/TCP. The ports used by the container can be obtained from the class with
The class also provides
getAdminPassword methods so SEMP v2 calls can be sent to configure the broker.
Example test - SolaceIntegrationTest
This is an example unit test, extends the
It includes some test cases to demo how the base class can be used:
- Publish message using SMF
- Publish and subscribe to message using SMF
- Publish using REST/HTTP and subscribe using SMF
- Obtain a. list of message vpns form the broker using SEMPv2/HTTP