Archive for the ‘testing’ Category

Arquillian Transaction Extension: Transaction Rollback for your Java EE Integration Tests

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

I really love Arquillian to run integration tests for my Java EE applications – especially when running on different containers – and I also love the Arquillian tool stack from Arquillian Drone to the Arquillian Persistence Extensions.

Today I’d like to share a short snippet how to achieve transaction rollbacks when testing an EJB in combination with Arquillian and the Arquillian Transaction Extension…

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Micro Benchmarking your Tests using JUnit and JUnitBenchmarks

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

I recently stumbled upon a nice framework that allows to convert simple JUnit tests into micro benchmarks named JUnitBenchmarks.

It allows to set basic benchmark options and and to generate charts by adding some simple annotations and a test rule to your tests.

One might argue if it is wise to mix the aspects, testing and benchmarking and I’d agree for sure – nevertheless I think this framework can be handy sometimes so let’s create some benchmarks using JUnit and JUnitBenchmarks..

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Adding multiple EntityListeners to an Entity in JPA 2

Monday, February 25th, 2013

The ability to attach lifecycle events to an entity using simple annotations sometimes is a neat feature in the Java Persistence API.

The following short snippets demonstrate how to bind and trigger the different available lifecycle events using an embedded derby database and a bunch of annotations.

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A short Introduction to ScalaTest

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

ScalaTest is an excellent framework to write concise, readable tests for your Scala or Java code with less effort.

In addition it integrates well with a variety of frameworks like JUnit, TestNG, Ant, Maven, sbt, ScalaCheck, JMock, EasyMock, Mockito, ScalaMock, Selenium, Eclipse, NetBeans, and IntelliJ.

In the following short tutorial we’re going to write some tests using ScalaTest exploring features like rich matchers, BDD syntax support or web tests using Selenium/Webdriver.

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Running categorized Tests using JUnit, Maven and Annotated-Test Suites

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Sometimes we need to classify the tests in a project and a possible solution to achieve this goal is to assign different categories to the tests.

Often we’re doing this to separate the execution of fast-running and long-running tests or to run a specific set of tests that is only applicable in special situations.

To run a specific set of categorized tests there are different options and in the following tutorial we’ll be covering two of them: by configuring the Maven Surefire Plug-in or by using a JUnit Test Suite and the JUnit annotations.

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New features in JUnit 4.11

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

JUnit is one of the most popular testing frameworks out there. Version 4.11 has just been released and offers some nice improvements that you shouldn’t miss.

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Make your Tests more readable with custom Hamcrest Matchers

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Everyday we’re writing tests for our software and sometimes we’re in a situation where we’re testing a specific type or object very often.

Luckily Hamcrest allows us to create custom matchers by subclassing from a given variety of available matchers.

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Integration Testing IMAP, SMTP and POP3 with GreenMail

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Having written some e-mail handling, sending or receiving library you’d like to run some integration tests against a real mail server?

Then GreenMail might help you out here .. the framework is not quite new on the market but it is really easy to setup IMAP,SMTP or POP3 services with it and it comes with some helpful libraries making your life a bit easier here.

That’s why I’ve come to the idea to share some examples for setting up different server instances, creating user accounts and – at last – fetching and validating e-mails…

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Arquillian Tutorial: Writing Java EE 6 Integration Tests and more..

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Now that the long awaited stable version of the Arquillian framework is released I wanted to demonstrate some interesting features of  this framework that really eases writing and running of integration tests for Java EE 6 applications in many different ways.

In the following tutorial we are going to create some real-world examples using Enterprise JavaBeans, Contexts and Dependency Injection, the Java Persistence API and we’re finally running Drone/Selenium tests against a JEE Web Application that is using Java Server Faces.

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Selenium WebDriver, Selenium Server and PageObjects by Example

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

A lot has changed since Selenium RC and WebDriver has given us a new syntax to write tests for our web pages. PageObjects add an abstraction to the pages under test and finally we’re able to programatically start Selenium server instances and use them to run the tests.

In the following tutorial, we’re writing some tests using PageObjects, WebDriver, Selenium Server and finally we’re even taking some screenshots of our tested web pages..

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Ordering your JUnit Rules using a RuleChain

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

JUnit Rules are a handy solution if one needs to alter test methods or wants to share common functionality between several test cases. JUnit 4.10 introduced a new class to order several rules according to our needs using a so called rule-chain.

In the following example, we’re going to create a simple custom rule and afterwards bind several instances of it in a specified order to a test method.

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