Articles Tagged ‘jdbc’

Using Throwaway Containers for Integration Testing with Java, JUnit 5 and Testcontainers

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

A lot of boilerplate code is written when developers need to test their applications with different connected systems like databases, stream platforms and other collaborators.

Docker allows to handle those dependencies but there is still some glue code required to bind the container’s lifecycle and the configuration to the concrete integration test.

Testcontainers is a testing library that offers lightweight throwaway instances of anything able to run in a Docker container, with bindings to configure the specific containers and also provides wrappers to manage our own custom containers.

In the following short tutorial I am going to demonstrate how to start Apache Kafka as well as a classical Postgresql database from a JUnit 5 integration test.

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Dynamic Configuration Management with Netflix Archaius and Apache ZooKeeper, Property-Files, JMX

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Though having written about other configuration management libraries for Java before, I would like to demonstrate another one today: Netflix Archaius.

Archaius offers some nice features like dynamic typed properties, thread-safe operations, an event system for property changes/updates, a JMX MBean to read and update properties and adaptors for a variety of dynamic configuration sources like Amazon DynamoDB, JDBC, URLs and Apache ZooKeeper.

In the following tutorial I’d like to demonstrate how to read and update application configuration properties with Archaius and data sources like property-files, system-properties, JMX and Apache ZooKeeper.

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Java EE: Setting up and Testing Form-Based JDBC Authentication with Arquillian and Maven

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Especially when it comes to testing, setting up a decent environment for a secured Java EE web application isn’t always an easy thing to do.

In the following tutorial I’d like to demonstrate how to create a secured web application using form-based authentication and a JDBC realm to fetch users and roles and how to run the application in an embedded container for testing and development.

Additionally I’d like to show how to write and run integration tests to verify the security setup using a setup of Maven, Embedded GlassFish, Arquillian, jUnit and rest-assured.

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