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Version: 1.0.0

Example Employee-Manager App

A sample Employee-Manager app to test Keploy integration capabilities using SpringBoot and PostgreSQL.



Navigate to Installation guide to quickly install and run the keploy server.

Build configuration

  1. Find the latest release of the Keploy Java SDK at maven central and add keploy-sdk as a dependency to your pom.xml :


Sync dependencies or to build.gradle:

compile 'io.keploy:keploy-sdk:1.0.13'

  1. Install Keploy Jar
  • Download the latest jar from here (eg: 1.2.6) to mock external/internal dependency calls like DB queries, GMaps, S3 etc..

    • Add the jar into the main directory

      • Copy -javaagent: prefix with absolute classpath of Keploy jar downloaded above

        (For example: -javaagent:/Users/jhon/project/src/main/agent-1.2.5.jar)

        You can set this through 3 ways:-

        1. <details><summary> Using Intellij </summary>

          Go to Edit Configuration-> add VM options -> Paste


          Click OK. </details>

        2. <details><summary> Using Command Line </summary>

            export JAVA_OPTS="$JAVA_OPTS -javaagent:/Users/jhon/project/src/main/agent-1.2.5.jar"


        3. <details><summary> Running via Tomcat Server </summary>

          export CATALINA_OPTS="$CATALINA_OPTS -javaagent:/Users/jhon/project/src/main/agent-1.2.5.jar"


Setup Sample Employee-Manager App

git clone && cd samples-java/employee-manager

Start PostgreSQL DB for Employee-Manager App

docker-compose up -d

Maven clean install

mvn clean install -D maven.test.skip=true

Set KEPLOY_MODE to record

  • To record testcases use KEPLOY_MODE env variable and set the same to record mode.

Generate testcases

To generate testcases we just need to make some API calls. You can use Postman, Hoppscotch, or simply curl

1. Make an employee entry

curl --location --request POST 'http://localhost:6789/api/employees' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--data-raw '{
"firstName": "Myke",
"lastName": "Tyson",
"email": "",

this will return the resonse or an entry . The timestamp would automatically be ignored during testing because it'll always be different.

"id": 1,
"firstName": "Myke",
"lastName": "Tyson",
"email": "",
"timestamp": 1661493301

2. Fetch recorded info about employees

curl --location --request GET 'http://localhost:6789/api/employees/1'

or by querying through the browser http://localhost:6789/api/employees/1

Now both these API calls were captured as editable testcases and written to test/e2e/keploy-tests folder. The keploy directory would also have mocks folder.


Now, let's see the magic! 🪄💫

Test mode

There are 2 ways to test the application with Keploy.

  1. Unit Test File
  2. Without Unit Test File

Testing using Unit Test File

  • Set KEPLOY_MODE = test (default "off")

NOTE: You will be required to set the javaagent again in your test profile just like below.


  • Now that we have our testcase captured, run the unit test file ( already present in the sample app repo.

  • If not present, you can make and add below code in in the test module of your sample application.

public void TestKeploy() throws InterruptedException {

CountDownLatch countDownLatch = HaltThread.getInstance().getCountDownLatch();

new Thread(() -> {
<Your Application Class>.main(new String[]{""});

assertTrue(AssertKTests.result(), "Keploy Test Result");
  • Using IDE: (for local use-case we prefer running tests via IDE)

    1. Run your application.
    2. You can also run the application with coverage to see the test coverage.
  • Using CLI

    1. Add maven-surefire-plugin to your pom.xml. In <argLine > </ argLine > don't add jacoco agent if you don't want coverage report.

    <details><summary> Add plugin </summary>


    <!-- <skipTests>true</skipTests> -->
    <!---javaagent:<your full path to agent jar>.jar-->



    1. If you want coverage report also add Jacoco plugin to your pom.xml.

    <details><summary> Add plugin </summary>

    <!-- Sets the path to the file which contains the execution data. -->

    <!-- Sets the output directory for the code coverage report. -->


    1. Run your tests using command : mvn test.

It will create .html files as test-reports which can be found in your target folder !!

We got 53% without writing any testcases. 🎉

Go to the Keploy Console TestRuns Page to get deeper insights on what testcases ran, what failed.



Testing without using Unit Test File

To test using KEPLOY_MODE env variable, set the same to test mode.

export KEPLOY_MODE=test

Now simply run the application either by ide or using command:

java -javaagent:<your full path to agent jar>.jar -jar <your full path to appliation jar>.jar

Keploy will run all the captures test-cases, compare and show the results on the console.

<details> <summary> Result on Console Logs </summary>

10b3ddd5-42fa-48e7-b98a-b47257272e39 total tests: 2
2022-08-26 14:13:08.993 INFO 11560 --- [ Thread-4] io.keploy.service.GrpcService : testing 1 of 2 testcase id: [ae4a6c91-712a-4566-bf0d-97d708f94b2d]
2022-08-26 14:13:08.994 INFO 11560 --- [ Thread-4] io.keploy.service.GrpcService : testing 2 of 2 testcase id: [4843e03e-76a8-4194-99cb-f62740978d15]
2022-08-26 14:13:09.061 INFO 11560 --- [nio-8080-exec-1] o.a.c.c.C.[Tomcat].[localhost].[/] : Initializing Spring DispatcherServlet 'dispatcherServlet'
2022-08-26 14:13:09.061 INFO 11560 --- [nio-8080-exec-1] o.s.web.servlet.DispatcherServlet : Initializing Servlet 'dispatcherServlet'
2022-08-26 14:13:09.062 INFO 11560 --- [nio-8080-exec-1] o.s.web.servlet.DispatcherServlet : Completed initialization in 1 ms
Hibernate: insert into employees (email, first_name, last_name, timestamp) values (?, ?, ?, ?)
2022-08-26 14:13:09.247 INFO 11560 --- [pool-3-thread-1] io.keploy.service.GrpcService : result : testcase id: [ae4a6c91-712a-4566-bf0d-97d708f94b2d] passed: true
Hibernate: select as id1_0_0_, as email2_0_0_, employee0_.first_name as first_na3_0_0_, employee0_.last_name as last_nam4_0_0_, employee0_.timestamp as timestam5_0_0_ from employees employee0_ where
2022-08-26 14:13:09.291 INFO 11560 --- [pool-3-thread-1] io.keploy.service.GrpcService : result : testcase id: [4843e03e-76a8-4194-99cb-f62740978d15] passed: true
2022-08-26 14:13:09.388 INFO 11560 --- [ Thread-4] io.keploy.service.GrpcService : test run completed with run id [1e81233d-e3be-4a4a-afda-a800902ad965]
2022-08-26 14:13:09.388 INFO 11560 --- [ Thread-4] io.keploy.service.GrpcService : || passed overall: TRUE ||
2022-08-26 14:13:19.408 INFO 11560 --- [ionShutdownHook] j.LocalContainerEntityManagerFactoryBean : Closing JPA EntityManagerFactory for persistence unit 'default'
2022-08-26 14:13:19.410 INFO 11560 --- [ionShutdownHook] com.zaxxer.hikari.HikariDataSource : HikariPool-1 - Shutdown initiated...
2022-08-26 14:13:19.414 INFO 11560 --- [ionShutdownHook] com.zaxxer.hikari.HikariDataSource : HikariPool-1 - Shutdown completed.



Let's add a Bug in the App

Now let's introduce a bug! Let's try changing something like adding some extra headers in controllers ./ on line 35 like :

return ResponseEntity.ok().header("MyNewHeader","abc").body(employee);

Let's run the test-file to see if Keploy catches the regression introduced.

mvn test

You'll notice the failed test-case in the output.

2022-08-26 13:10:10.289 TRACE 70155 --- [nio-8080-exec-2] o.h.type.descriptor.sql.BasicBinder      : binding parameter [1] as [BIGINT] - [1]
2022-08-26 13:10:10.307 INFO 70155 --- [pool-3-thread-1] io.keploy.service.GrpcService : result : testcase id: [d42a3724-2c78-4f42-8dc6-d25a9b611c7c] passed: false
2022-08-26 13:10:10.312 INFO 70155 --- [ Thread-1] io.keploy.service.GrpcService : test run completed with run id [fcb61332-1025-463f-854e-6f406bce870d]
2022-08-26 13:10:10.312 INFO 70155 --- [ Thread-1] io.keploy.service.GrpcService : || passed overall: FALSE ||

To deep dive the problem go to test runs