distage Example Project project shows how to use distage-testkit, there’s also an overview in the Hyper-pragmatic Pure FP Testing with distage-testkit talk.

Further documentation still TBD: Issue #820

Some example code from distage-example:

import distage.{DIKey, ModuleDef}
import izumi.distage.model.definition.Activation
import izumi.distage.model.definition.StandardAxis.Repo
import izumi.distage.plugins.PluginConfig
import izumi.distage.testkit.TestConfig
import izumi.distage.testkit.scalatest.DistageBIOSpecScalatest
import izumi.distage.testkit.services.DISyntaxZIOEnv
import leaderboard.model.{Score, UserId}
import leaderboard.repo.{Ladder, Profiles}
import leaderboard.zioenv.{ladder, rnd}
import zio.IO

abstract class LeaderboardTest extends DistageBIOSpecScalatest[IO] with DISyntaxZIOEnv {
  override def config = TestConfig(
    pluginConfig = PluginConfig.cached(packagesEnabled = Seq("leaderboard.plugins")),
    moduleOverrides = new ModuleDef {
      // For testing, setup a docker container with postgres,
      // instead of trying to connect to an external database
    // instantiate Ladder & Profiles only once per test-run and
    // share them and all their dependencies across all tests.
    // this includes the Postgres Docker container above and
    // table DDLs 
    memoizationRoots = Set(

trait DummyTest extends LeaderboardTest {
  override final def config = super.config.copy(
    activation = Activation(Repo -> Repo.Dummy),

trait ProdTest extends LeaderboardTest {
  override final def config = super.config.copy(
    activation = Activation(Repo -> Repo.Prod),

final class LadderTestDummy extends LadderTest with DummyTest
final class LadderTestPostgres extends LadderTest with ProdTest

abstract class LadderTest extends LeaderboardTest {

  "Ladder" should {
    // this test gets dependencies through arguments
    "submit & get" in {
      (rnd: Rnd[IO], ladder: Ladder[IO]) =>
        for {
          user  <- rnd[UserId]
          score <- rnd[Score]
          _     <- ladder.submitScore(user, score)
          res   <- ladder.getScores.map(_.find(_._1 == user).map(_._2))
          _     = assert(res contains score)
        } yield ()

    // other tests get dependencies via ZIO Env:
    "assign a higher position in the list to a higher score" in {
      for {
        user1  <- rnd[UserId]
        score1 <- rnd[Score]
        user2  <- rnd[UserId]
        score2 <- rnd[Score]

        _      <- ladder.submitScore(user1, score1)
        _      <- ladder.submitScore(user2, score2)
        scores <- ladder.getScores

        user1Rank = scores.indexWhere(_._1 == user1)
        user2Rank = scores.indexWhere(_._1 == user2)

        _ = if (score1 > score2) {
          assert(user1Rank < user2Rank)
        } else if (score2 > score1) {
          assert(user2Rank < user1Rank)
      } yield ()


Integration Checks

Implementation classes that inherit from izumi.distage.roles.model.IntegrationCheck can specify a resourceCheck() method that will be called before test instantiation to check if external test dependencies (such as docker containers in distage-framework-docker) are available for the test or role. If not, the test will be canceled/ignored.

This feature allows you to e.g. selectively run only the fast in-memory tests that have no external dependencies if you have shut down your test environment.

Integration checks are executed only in distage-testkit tests and distage-framework’s Roles.

Use StartupPlanExecutor to execute the checks manually.