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Way to maintain server data for manual and UI tests.


So far DIMockServer is not included into cocoapod specs. To use it add following line to your Podfile

pod 'DIMockServer', :git => ''

What is DIMockServer?

It's just a very simple framework that helps you to load different server mock case to be accessible by your app.

Small presentation on YouTube

Getting started

  1. Integrate DIMockServer into your app
  2. Make sure that App Transport Security Settings in Info.plist allows Local Networking see FAQ
  3. Create your base MockCase
  4. Update your local API manager base URL to DIMockServer url when server is running

Note: You can check if DIMockServer is running by DIMockServer.isRunning

  1. Setup name of mock case that you want to run in Environment Variables
  2. Unleash your creativity 🎉 !


Note: Make your subclass of NSObject that conforms to MockCase protocol

Why? Because DIMockServer we will able to find and init your MockCase class just by using framework.

Sample DemoMockCase

extension MockCase {
    func ticker() throws -> HttpResponse { return HttpResponse.notFound }
    func global() throws -> HttpResponse { return HttpResponse.notFound }

class DemoMockCase: NSObject, MockCase {
    var request: HttpRequest?
    func ticker() throws -> HttpResponse {
        return self.jsonFileResponse("DefaultTickerResponse")

    func global() throws -> HttpResponse {
        return self.jsonFileResponse("DefaultGlobalResponse")

    func urlMappings() -> URLMappings {
        return ["v1/ticker/?limit=:limit&convert:currency": self.ticker,

Let's look at this example.

DemoMockCase is just class that defines all supported URLs by your mock server and give each endpoint default response.

Each new MockCase should be subclass of defined by you base Mock Case. In that case it should be subclass of DemoMockCase

Setting up Environment Variables to test

  1. Right click on your project
  2. Edit Schema
  3. Add/Edit key UIMockCaseName

Setting Environment Variables

You don't have to worry about wrong name of mock case, even if you will fill up UIMockCaseName with wrong name, you will be notified about it.

MockCaseBuilder.swift:20 build(_:baseMockCaseClass:): ❤️MOCK_SERVER: ERROR: Mock case not found: WrongMockCase❤️
 MockCaseBuilder.swift:40 printAvailableMockCases: 💙MOCK_SERVER: Available mock cases:💙
 MockCaseBuilder.swift:41 printAvailableMockCases: 💙DemoMockCase💙
 MockCaseBuilder.swift:44 printAvailableMockCases: 💙DynamicPriceDifferenceMockCase💙

How does DIMockServer work?

In order to load your data, we need to setup mock cases and start server.

  • Prepare MockCases

    • Create new folder in your project called for example: MockCases
    • Create your BaseMockCase
    • In that folder put your BaseMockCase and SubBaseMockCase files
  • How to start DIMockServer ?

  1. Open your AppDelegate
  2. Add property with DIMockServer called for example: var mockServer: DIMockServer?
  3. Create func to initalize mocking server
    func initalizeMockServer() {
        self.mockServer = DIMockServer(baseMockCaseClass: DemoMockCase.self)
  4. start mock server will take a look into your Environment Variables and look for UIMockCaseName key, it will automatically create instance of your MockCase

DIMockServer is based on Swifter to handle all HTTP traffic.

Setting Environment Variables

You can use any type of response that are available in Swifter , look into HttpResponse class.

Sample additions of DIMockServer

  • func jsonFileResponse(_ jsonFile: String, status: Int = 200) response from JSON file
  • func jsonStringResponse(_ string: String)
  • func fileResponse(filename: String, fileExtension: String) response from any file

Usage in UI Tests

To use MockCase in UI Tests you just simple init XCUIApplication with extesion

let app = XCUIApplication.launchApp(with: "DefaultMockCase")

You can also provide extra parameters to your tests like

let app = XCUIApplication.launchApp(with: "DefaultMockCase", parameters: ["-myCustomEnviromentKey","CUSTOM"])

DIMockServer comes with few helper methods for XCUIApplication like:

  • pullToRefresh
  • goToBackground
  • goToForeground
  • resetLocationPrivacySettings


How can I allow local networking?

Please add following in your Info.plist file


Simulator is asking me for permission each time I run app, what can I do?

You can disable firewall for simulator using following commands

#temporarily shut firewall off:
sudo /usr/libexec/ApplicationFirewall/socketfilterfw --setglobalstate off
#put Xcode as an exception:
/usr/libexec/ApplicationFirewall/socketfilterfw --add /Applications/

#put iOS Simulator as an exception:
/usr/libexec/ApplicationFirewall/socketfilterfw --add /Applications/

#re-enable firewall:
sudo /usr/libexec/ApplicationFirewall/socketfilterfw --setglobalstate on


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