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About Eclipse
Infinitest in Eclipse
How to install it in Eclipse
How to write tests in Infinitest in Eclipse
Frequently Asked Questions
Name the Operating Systems that support Eclipse IDE.
What are testing annotations?
How to find out what plug-ins are installed in your project?
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2024

Infinitest in Eclipse

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Welcome, Ninjas! Have you ever used Eclipse IDE for writing and compiling programs? Do you know about the other features of this software? Are you curious to learn more about it? Well, here we go. 

Infinitest in eclipse

Let us get started!

About Eclipse

Before moving on to further topics of the blog, let’s establish basic concepts of the Eclipse software. 

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Eclipse, an integrated IDE for Java Development, is an extensible plug-in system. The development environment of Eclipse consists of the Java development tools (JDT) for Java and Scala, Eclipse CDT for C/C++, and Eclipse PDT for PHP, among others. Eclipse provides a well-efficient workspace, editors, and views.

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Infinitest in Eclipse

Before proceeding with the Infinitest plugin, let’s start with what plugins are in Eclipse. 

The Eclipse runtime provides an efficient infrastructure that supports the activation and operation of multiple plug-ins to provide an environment for development activities. A plug-in in Eclipse forms a component that provides a certain type of service within the context of the Eclipse workplace. It is an object that may be configured into a system at system deployment time. 

Infinitest is a helpful continuous test runner for Java developers who use the JUnit unit testing framework. Continuous testing means running unit tests while developers make source code modifications. It looks for syntax faults like many IDEs do. Infinitest constantly scans for logical problems and rapidly recognizes them. Each time a developer makes a change to the source code, Inifinitest comes into execution. It uses a condensed set of unit tests.

We will further look at some examples of the same in the blog. Infinitest is like a test machine. Consider it like, a beeping machine; every time you make an error, it beeps. But in reality, instead of beeping, it shows that there is an error as soon as an error occurs.

How to install it in Eclipse

Let us see how to install the Eclipse Software.

Step 1 - First, open the Eclipse workspace and go to the top left menu. Under the ‘Help’ drop-down, find the ‘Eclipse Marketplace’ option and click on it.

eclipse marketplace

Step 2 - Type ‘Infinitest’ in the search bar. Now click on the first option below, as shown.

Infinitest in eclipse

Step 3 - A license agreement box pops up as we confirm the installation. Select ‘I accept the terms and conditions of license agreement’ and click on finish. 

license agreement

Step 4 - Click on ‘Restart now’ to apply the software update.

restarting software


The Infinitest plug-in is installed successfully.

How to write tests in Infinitest in Eclipse

After we have installed the Infinitest plugin in Eclipse, there are various activities which we can perform with in Infinitest in Eclipse. So, let’s start with it’s configuration.


First, configure the infinitest in eclipse. For this, go to windows > Preferences.

configuring infinitest

Select Infinitest and check the ‘Continuously Test’ box. Select ‘Apply and close’, and the changes will be applied.

It then starts searching for the test cases.

infinitest execution



Now, let’s say I am making changes in my Java program.

If the code is changed (and saved), it is the job of Infinitest to report the failed test cases like the Java program.

This can be viewed like the following.

error showing

Frequently Asked Questions

Name the Operating Systems that support Eclipse IDE.

Eclipse IDE is successfully supported in almost all operating systems like Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris, etc.

What are testing annotations?

Testing annotations are blocks of code containing logic that controls the flow of execution of the test methods.

How to find out what plug-ins are installed in your project?

Select Help > About Eclipse Platform >. From this dialog, click on Plug-in Details. It shows a list of all installed plug-ins.


We hope this blog was easy to understand. Firstly, We discussed the basic concepts of the Eclipse software and its features, followed by the Infinitest plugin, its installation, and writing tests in Infinitest.

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