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Spock Framework README

Spock is a developer testing and specification framework for Java and Groovy applications. To learn more about Spock,
visit To run your first spec right away, visit

Current release versions: 0.4-groovy-1.6, 0.4-groovy-1.7 (released 2010-05-26)
Current development versions: 0.5-groovy-1.7-SNAPSHOT, 0.5-groovy-1.8-SNAPSHOT

spock-core: Core framework.

spock-specs: Specifications for spock-core, written with Spock. Not required for using the framework.

spock-maven: Extended Maven support (optional).

spock-example: Self-contained example project with Ant, Gradle, and Maven build. See spock-example/README for more information.

spock-spring: Integration with the Spring TestContext Framework.

spock-tapestry: Integration with the Tapestry 5 IoC container.

spock-guice: Integration with Guice 2.

spock-unitils: Integration with Unitils (

Gradle Build
Prerequisites: JDK 5 or higher

Type: ./gradlew clean libs

If not already present, build dependencies (including Gradle itself) will be downloaded automatically.

Maven Build
Prerequisites: JDK5 or higher, Maven 2.x

Type: mvn clean install

If not already present, build dependencies will be downloaded automatically.

Further Resources
Spock homepage
Spock web console
Main documentation
User discussion group
Dev discussion group
Issue tracker
Build server
Maven repository (releases are also available from Maven Central)
Spock blog  
Spock on Twitter

Ant homepage
Gradle homepage
Groovy homepage
Maven homepage

If you have any comments or questions, please direct them to the Spock discussion group. All feedback is appreciated!

Happy spec'ing!
Peter Niederwieser
Creator, Spock Framework
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