Speeding up Java plugin development

I am currently developing some Autopsy modules in NetBeans. Is there any way to do some kind of functional tests for these without using the GUI and running the modules by hand?
I already looked at jellytools but it is not well documented and seems abandoned to me.

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We have been working on this sort of thing at Basis Technology sporadically. If you visit the source tree at https://github.com/sleuthkit/autopsy/tree/develop/Core/test/qa-functional/src/org/sleuthkit/autopsy and https://github.com/sleuthkit/autopsy/tree/develop/Core/test/unit/src/org/sleuthkit/autopsy you can see some of the things we have been doing. This code is not mature enough yet to have been publicized.

Thanks for the links :smiley:. The testutils look promising. I will give them a try.

I am not sure if this is widely known but I just found out, that you can apply changes to your code directly while debugging. No need to start Autopsy again. This is a huge time saver for me and I am slightly annoyed that I did not find this working earlier. I also sent a pull request in Git in order to mention it in the docs.