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Configuring Surefire Plugin with AspectJ load-time weaving

Executing unit tests with AspectJ load-time weaving enabled requires configuring maven-surefire-plugin to add a -javaagent option to the JVM arguments that sets up the aspectjweaver library as a JVM agent. This use case is similar to configuring endorsed libraries, and the necessary configuration looks like this:

<plugin>
    <groupId>com.github.veithen.alta</groupId>
    <artifactId>alta-maven-plugin</artifactId>
    <executions>
        <execution>
            <goals>
                <goal>generate-properties</goal>
            </goals>
            <configuration>
                <name>aspectjweaver</name>
                <value>%file%</value>
                <artifacts>
                    <artifact>
                        <groupId>org.aspectj</groupId>
                        <artifactId>aspectjweaver</artifactId>
                    </artifact>
                </artifacts>
            </configuration>
        </execution>
    </executions>
</plugin>
<plugin>
    <artifactId>maven-surefire-plugin</artifactId>
    <configuration>
        <argLine>-javaagent:${aspectjweaver}</argLine>
    </configuration>
</plugin>

The plugin configuration shown above doesn't specify the version of the org.aspectj:aspectjweaver artifact. In this case, the plugin will determine the version from the dependencies or the dependency management configuration of the project (This feature is supported starting with version 0.3 of the plugin). For AspectJ you would typically add the following configuration to the project or its parent POM, in order to select compatible versions of the weaver and the AspectJ runtime library (the latter being required as a test dependency of the project):

<dependencyManagement>
    <dependencies>
        <dependency>
            <groupId>org.aspectj</groupId>
            <artifactId>aspectjrt</artifactId>
            <version>1.8.2</version>
        </dependency>
        <dependency>
            <groupId>org.aspectj</groupId>
            <artifactId>aspectjweaver</artifactId>
            <version>1.8.2</version>
        </dependency>
    </dependencies>
</dependencyManagement>