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JUnit Testing

When creating unit tests with XAP you will use an Embedded Space that is internally represented by the IntegratedProcessingUnitContainer class and a reference to this Space will be available through a class implementing the GigaSpace interface. This allows you to read / write objects to that Space just as you normally would in any XAP application.

Simple test

Here is an example of a simple JUnit test:

public class SpaceData {
    private UUID id;
    private Long category;
    private String name;

    public UUID getId() {
        return id;
    public void setId(UUID id) { = id;
    public Long getCategory() {
        return category;
    public void setCategory(Long category) {
        this.category = category;
    public String getName() {
        return name;
    public void setName(String name) { = name;
<beans xmlns=""
    xmlns:xsi="" xmlns:context=""
    xmlns:os-core="" xmlns:os-jms=""
    xmlns:os-sla="" xmlns:tx=""

    <os-core:embedded-space id="aSpace" space-name="processingSpace" />

    <os-core:giga-space id="processingSpace" space="aSpace" />


And here is the JUnit test case

@ContextConfiguration(locations = { "classpath:META-INF/application-context.xml" })
public class TestXAP {

	private GigaSpace processingSpace;

	public void simpleUnitTest() {

		SpaceData data = new SpaceData();
		data.setName("Test data");


		SQLQuery<SpaceData> query = new SQLQuery<SpaceData>(SpaceData.class, "");
		SpaceData[] result = processingSpace.readMultiple(query);

		Assert.assertEquals(result.length, 1);

	public void init() {

Partition/Routing test

Testing partitioning and routing can be accomplished by using the IntegratedProcessingUnitContainerProvider. You can start multiple partitions by defining with the ClusterInfo the number of members of a cluster.

In the example below 4 partitions are started.

public class ClusterTest {

	private GigaSpace space;

	public void testCluster() {

		for (int i = 0; i < 4; i++) {
			SpaceData data = new SpaceData();
			data.setName("Space Data " + i);
			data.setCategory(new Long(i));


        SQLQuery<SpaceData> query = new SQLQuery<SpaceData>(SpaceData.class, "");
        SpaceData[] result = space.readMultiple(query);

        Assert.assertEquals(result.length, 4);

	public void init() {
            IntegratedProcessingUnitContainerProvider provider = new IntegratedProcessingUnitContainerProvider();
            ClusterInfo clusterInfo = new ClusterInfo();

            ProcessingUnitContainer c = provider.createContainer();

            space = new GigaSpaceConfigurer(new SpaceProxyConfigurer("processingSpace")).gigaSpace();

You can verify that the 4 partitions exists by starting the Management Center

Lookup Service

The StandaloneProcessingUnitContainer automatically starts an embedded Lookup service. If you intend to use a separate Lookup service you can disable the embedded Lookup service by passing the setting the com.j_spaces.core.container.directory_services.jini_lus.enabled system property to false. This property can also be set within the Space definition:

<os-core:embedded-space id="space" space-name="mySpace">
        <prop key="com.j_spaces.core.container.directory_services.jini_lus.start-embedded-lus">false</prop>