Posts Tagged ‘java ee’

Handling Feature Flags in a Java EE Application using Togglz

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Feature flags are a common technique, often combined with continuous deployment and delivery and they allow us to rollback a specific feature, to create A/B tests or to rollout a specific feature for a specific test group, a specific amount of users or dedicated systems.

In the following short examples I’d like you to demonstrate how easy it is to implement feature flags with the Togglz framework with a few steps in a Java EE environment.

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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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Continuous Deployment using GlassFish, Jenkins, Maven and Git

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Recently I needed a quick solution to deploy a Java EE 6 web application on a GlassFish instance automatically and subsequent to a successful build of the project on the integration server.

It took only a few steps using Jenkins, Maven and the Cargo plugin and I’d like to share this quick solution with you here.

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Task Scheduling in Java EE 6 on GlassFish using the Timer Service

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Creating cronjobs or scheduled service executions is made really easy in Java EE 6. Scheduled tasks may be created in a programmatical style or simply by adding some annotations to an EJB.

In the following tutorial we’re creating some simple scheduled tasks and let them run on an embedded GlassFish instance using the Maven Embedded GlassFish plugin..

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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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Java EE 6, GlassFish and the Interceptor API

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Aspect oriented programming and the definition of cross-cutting-concerns is made easy in Java EE 6 using interceptors.

In the following tutorial we’re going to take a look at the different possibilities to apply interceptors to your EJBs at class or method level and how to setup a GlassFish instance to run the examples.

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Message Driven Beans in Java EE 6

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Message Driven Bean Tagcloud Message Driven Beans are no new concept due to the fact that they exist since EJB 2.0 but in Java EE 6 and the EJB 3.0 specification it is even more fun to use them.

In this tutorial we’re going to take a look at the specification and create an example application that transfers some objects via the Java Message Service to a Message-Driven Bean deployed on a GlassFish application server.

If you’re not interested in theory please skip to chapter 6 and directly start creating an application – otherwise we’ll begin with a short introduction into the JMS terminology and the concept of a Message-Driven-Bean..

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Creating a sample Java EE 6 Blog Application with JPA, EJB, CDI, JSF and Primefaces on GlassFish

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Java EE 6 is out and it indeed offers an interesting stack of technologies. So in today’s tutorial we are going to build a small sample web application that builds on this stack using Enterprise JavaBeans, Java Persistence API, Bean Validation, CDI and finally Java Server Faces and PrimeFaces.

The application we’re going to develop is a simple blog app that allows us to create new articles, list them and – finally delete them. We’re also covering some additional topics like JSF navigation, i18n, Ajax-enabled components and the deployment on the GlassFish application server.
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