Step 1: Quickstart (IntelliJ)

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The first step to start working with devmate will be to download and install the plugin. For that you have to start IntelliJ and navigate to the “Settings…” menu which is located in the “File” entry of the menubar.

Opening the File... menu entry in IntelliJ

In the setttings dialog you have to navigate to the “Plugins” entry in the tree menu on the left. Now on the plugins page you can search for devmate and install it.

Showing the devmate plugin in IntelliJ marketplace

As soon as the plugin has been completely installed, you can close the Settings dialog and start to work with devmate.

Simply choose a method you want to test, open the context menu and select “Test with Equivalence Class Method” from the “Devmate” context menu entry.

Showing devmate context menu entries in the IntelliJ IDE

If this is the first interaction with devmate in the current IDE session, the following dialog will appear. You can close the dialog with “OK”. 
We do not automatically start the backend services of our tool with the IDE because it would slow down the starting process of the IDE.

The dialog window informing about devmate background services

On the right bottom corner a notification message will pop up to inform you about the successful start of the backend services.

The notification toast that the background services have started

Now you can try to test a method again and you will be asked where you want to save the generated test model. It’s recommended to save the model within the project/module scope, depending on project configuration. 

Showing IntelliJ Save Dialog for saving devmate's testmodel

As soon as you save the test model the devmate UI will open and you can start to define the test data for the test.

Showing the basic devmate UI
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