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Easy Espresso UI testing for Android applications using RxJava.


RxPresso makes testing your presentation layer using RxJava as easy as a Unit test.

RxPresso uses Mockito to generate mocks of your repositories that you can use with RxPresso to control data in your Espresso tests. The binding with Espresso Idling resource is handled for you so Espresso will wait until the data you expect to inject in your UI has been delivered to you UI.

No more data you don't control in your Espresso test.

This project is in its early stages, feel free to comment, and contribute back to help us improve it.

Adding to your project

To integrate RxPresso into your project, add the following at the beginning of the build.gradle of your project:

buildscript {
    repositories {
    dependencies {
        androidTestCompile 'com.novoda:rxpresso:0.2.0'

Simple usage

To generate a mocked repo simply use Mockito.

Example repository

public interface DataRepository {

    Observable<User> getUser(String id);

    Observable<Articles> getArticles();


Mocking this repository

DataRepository mockedRepo = Mockito.mock(DataRepository.class)

You should then replace the repository used by your activities by this mocked one. If you use Dagger or Dagger2 you can replace the module by a test one providing the mock. If your repo lives in the application class you can have a setter or user reflection to set it during tests. Any other option as long as your UI reads from the mocked repo.

Set up RxPresso in your tests

DataRepository mockedRepo = getSameRepoUsedByUi();

RxPresso rxpresso = RxPresso.from(mockedRepo);

Use it to inject data in your UI

           .withEventsFrom(Observable.just(new User("some name")))
           .thenOnView(withText("some name"))

Use it to inject data from local sources

Observable<User> testAssetObservable = testAssetRepo.getUser("id");

           .thenOnView(withText("some name"))

Use custom matchers

Observable<User> testAssetObservable = testAssetRepo.getUser("id");

           .expect(new RxMatcher<Notification<User>>() {
                   public boolean matches(Notification<User> actual) {
                       return actual.getValue().name().equals("some name");

                   public String description() {
                       return "User with name " + "some name";
           .thenOnView(withText("some name"))

Use it to inject errors in your UI

           .withEventsFrom(Observable.error(new CustomError()))
           .expect(anyError(User.class, CustomError.class))
           .thenOnView(withText("Custom Error Message"))

Reset mocks between tests


You can also use RxPresso with multiple repositories. Just setup using all the repositories your UI is using. The usage doesn't change RxPresso will detect from what repo the observable provided comes from and send the data to the correct pipeline.

Setup with multiple repositories

DataRepository mockedRepo = getSameRepoUsedByUi();
AnotherDataRepository mockedRepo2 = getSameSecondRepoUsedByUi();

RxPresso rxpresso = RxPresso.from(mockedRepo, mockedRepo2);


Here are a list of useful links:

  • We always welcome people to contribute new features or bug fixes, here is how
  • If you have a problem check the Issues Page first to see if we are working on it
  • Looking for community help, browse the already asked Stack Overflow Questions or use the tag: support-rxpresso when posting a new question
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