Unit tests for Objectify entities and DAOs

This article explains how to write unit tests (with junit) for Objectify entities and DAOs.

Google Cloud Platform describes how to write unit tests for Google DataStore. A small adaptation enables the same solution for Objectify.

The documentation suggest creating a LocalServiceTestHelper to be initialized in a @Before/setUp() method and disposed in a @After/tearDown() method.

After calling helper.setUp(), initialize the objectify framework by calling ObjectifyService.begin(). Store the returned closable so you can dispose Objectify at the end of your test.

import com.google.appengine.tools.development.testing.LocalDatastoreServiceTestConfig;
import com.google.appengine.tools.development.testing.LocalServiceTestHelper;
import com.googlecode.objectify.ObjectifyService;
import org.junit.After;
import org.junit.Before;
import org.junit.Test;

public class EventDataStoreTest {

    private final LocalServiceTestHelper helper
= new LocalServiceTestHelper(new LocalDatastoreServiceTestConfig());
    private com.googlecode.objectify.util.Closeable closeable;

    public EventDataStoreTest() {

    public void setUp() {
        closeable = ObjectifyService.begin();

    public void tearDown() {

    public void testSaveCriterioBuscado() {
new EventEntity("a", "b", "c", "d"));