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Tip submitted by @atomfrede

In many spring integration tests you don’t need all beans, therefore initialization of all beans in the context for e.g. a repository test is not required and consumes precious time.

You can configure your tests to initialize beans lazy, such that only required beans are create by creating a class TestLazyBeanInitConfiguration in src/test/java/YOUR-PACKAGE/config with the following content:

import org.springframework.beans.BeansException;
import org.springframework.beans.factory.config.BeanFactoryPostProcessor;
import org.springframework.beans.factory.config.ConfigurableListableBeanFactory;
import org.springframework.context.annotation.Profile;
import org.springframework.stereotype.Component;

import java.util.Arrays;

@Profile("!" + TestLazyBeanInitConfiguration.EAGER_BEAN_INIT)
public class TestLazyBeanInitConfiguration implements BeanFactoryPostProcessor {
    public static final String EAGER_BEAN_INIT = "eager-bean-init";

    public void postProcessBeanFactory(ConfigurableListableBeanFactory beanFactory) throws BeansException {
            .forEach(beanDefinition -> beanDefinition.setLazyInit(true));

If you want/need a test to initialize all beans eagerly you need to annotate this test with @ActiveProfiles(TestLazyBeanInitConfiguration.EAGER_BEAN_INIT).

For reference look at spring boot blog and the related pull request.

Thanks to @rabiori for the implementation.