I have decided to write this blog post mainly for my own reference. Today I was working on a Thrift service that I wanted to start and test within a unit test. All our services are using the Finagle RPC framework with ThriftMux as transport. I will show you how to find a free port on your machine to start the server on and then create a client to invoke that server. Given this Thrift IDL file.
using Scrooge or the scrooge-sbt-plugin, this is a ScalaTest that does exactly that.