Testing Constructs

Testing Constructs (Optional)

The CDK Developer Guide has a good guide on testing constructs. For this section of the workshop we are going to use the Fine-Grained Assertions and Validation type tests.


  1. Install the required testing packages.

Edit the pom.xml to add the following deps

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<project xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/xsd/maven-4.0.0.xsd"
         xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">



CDK assert Library

We will be using the CDK assertions (software.amazon.awscdk.assertions) library throughout this section. The library contains several helper functions for writing unit and integration tests.

For this workshop we will mostly be using the hasResourceProperties function. This helper is used when you only care that a resource of a particular type exists (regardless of its logical identfier), and that some properties are set to specific values.


Map<String, Object> expected = Map.of(
    "DomainName", "test.example.com",
template.hasResourceProperties("AWS::CertificateManager::Certificate", expected);

To see the rest of the documentation, please read the docs here.