Hello Everyone, in this post will learn how to download Cucumber dependencies using Gradle.
Cucumber dependencies/JAR files are required to run a cucumber test in IntelliJ. Downloading the libraries and adding those to the project’s build path one by one is a tedious and time-consuming process. To overcome this problem, we are going to use Gradle, a powerful build management tool which helps in the automatic download and configuration of dependencies or other libraries.
- Download and Install JAVA
- Download and Install IntelliJ
To download Cucumber dependencies, we need to create a Gradle project in IntelliJ.
Create New Gradle Project in IntelliJ
Step 1: Launch IntelliJ by double-clicking the application
Step 2: Click Create New Project
Step 3: In the next screen,
- Select Gradle
- IntelliJ automatically adds Project SDK (JDK)
- JAVA (Default option)
- Click Next
Step 4: Enter ArtifactId and Click Next
Note: ArtifactId is basically our Project Name
Step 5: In the next screen,
- Select auto-import (Option to resolve all changes made to Gradle project automatically)
- Select Create separate module per source set (Default Option)
- Use default gradle wrapper (Default option)
- Click Next
Step 6: Click Finish
Step 7: New Gradle Project has been created successfully. Project Structure should exactly look similar.
Download Cucumber Dependencies
Following Cucumber dependencies are required to run a cucumber test,
- Cucumber Core
- Cucumber Java
- Cucumber JUnit
Step 1: Open the build.gradle file
Step 2: Let’s understand the build.gradle file quickly. Two important sections to note down are,
- Repositories section has the name of the remote repository that is used to search for dependencies. Gradle supports Maven and Ivy repository to look for dependencies.
- Dependencies section has the entry to the dependencies. This triggers Gradle to download the libraries/JAR files during the gradle build from the remote repository specified in the repository section.
Step 3: Navigate to https://mvnrepository.com/
Step 4: Search for ‘Cucumber’ in the search box and Click Search
Step 5: You should see the search results as below,
Step 6: Click Cucumber JVM: Junit -> Select the latest version – > Select the Gradle tab
Step 7: Copy the text and paste in the build.gradle file under the dependencies section
testCompile group: 'info.cukes', name: 'cucumber-junit', version: '1.2.5'
After you pasted the code, Gradle automatically triggers the download and add the required JAR files to the project. JAR files are found under External Libraries section.
Step 8: Repeat step 6 and 7 for Cucumber Java and Cucumber Core dependencies as well. Copy the text and paste in the build.gradle file
compile group: 'info.cukes', name: 'cucumber-java', version: '1.2.5'
compile group: 'info.cukes', name: 'cucumber-core', version: '1.2.5'
Step 9: build.gradle file and External Dependencies section should exactly look similar.
Cucumber Dependencies are downloaded successfully!
If dependencies are not downloaded,
- Check the auto-import option for Gradle in Preferences/Settings screen.
- Try using ‘jcenter()’ instead of ‘mavenCentral()’ under the repositories section in the build.gradle file
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