The Maven-Grester plugin is a Maven2 plugin for Jester, the JUnit tester tool. It enables Jester to be executed at any valid Maven lifecycle phase in a Maven Project. It saves developers from constructing cumbersome Java classpath entries on the commandline every time they need Jester to run against JUnit Tests in the project. It can also help to dispense with a suite of scripts that may have been written to handle complex Java classpath executions for Maven projects.
Gnasher alleviates developers from having to execute maven builds with the "-o" option (offline) to avoid accessing external repositories' metadata files. The SHA1 hash files and the missing pom metadata files for dependencies are created if they are missing. The next time the build is run, external repositories are not accessed and the build runs faster.
CouchUnit is a JUnit extension that helps administer tests run against CouchDB. It mimics the syntax and feel of DBUnit by helping developers write tests that load XML style datasets to place databases in known states between integration tests. A number of standard operations are used to store and remove CouchDB documents. Any number of documents may be declared within a single CouchUnit dataset.
Assimilate is a Maven2 plugin that allows developers to import dependencies from other pre-built Maven projects without a formal parent-child hierarchy existing between the projects. There is no limit to the number of project dependencies. Maven 2.0.9's "import" scope acts not on managed dependencies, but on those declared in the dependency management section of the imported pom file. Assimilate, in contrast, is designed to act on managed dependencies of any prebuilt Maven project (stored in the local repository), as though they were declared in the local project's managed dependency section.