13 Replies Latest reply: May 6, 2011 7:55 PM by Davide D'Alto RSS

    Arquillian with jboss 4.2.3

    venkat akkineni Newbie

      Hi

       

                We have been trying to setup integration testing for our maven seam jboss 4.2.3 project. I have spent way too much time trying to setup SeamTest based integration testing but ended up where I started. I stubled upon Arquillian and based upon the tutorial it looks like a very cool tool. While I am all for learning the tool, I interested in knowing if ariquillian works with jboss 4.2.3 (I ask this question despite of the fact that Arquiilan's tutorial spectifically states it only supports jboss 5.1 and 6.0 ). Has anybody tried that combination , if so what are your  experiences and is there a place I can look for start up help.

       

             Although I have done unit testing before, this is the first time I am setting up a full fledged integration testing. So, I urge anybody answering the question to explain stuff as if you were to an illiterate.

       

      Thanks

      Venkat

        • 1. Re: Arquillian with jboss 4.2.3
          Aslak Knutsen Master

          Sorry for the delayed response..

           

          We currently do not have any support for JBoss 4.2.x or Seam 2, but there are some interest / work being done in the community to support it. But no timeline on this yet I'm afraid.

           

          If you want to help out, your very welcome.. 

          • 2. Re: Arquillian with jboss 4.2.3
            venkat akkineni Newbie

            Aslak

             

                 Thanks for the reply. I found cargo plugin for maven since I posted this question. It would have been interesting to put Arquillian to use. Hope to contribute to Arquillian.

             

            Venkat

            • 3. Re: Arquillian with jboss 4.2.3
              Sten Aksel Heien Newbie

              Hi

               

              You may find the code here of some value: http://code.google.com/p/seam-maven-refimpl/

               

              From Getting Started:

              "Due to problems booting the JBoss Micro Container with Maven, we have choosen to use the Apache OpenEJB embedded container to run Seam (and EJB-3.x) integration tests. The seam-refimpl project template comes preconfigured with the Apache OpenEJB embedded container for running tests"

               

              - Sten Aksel

              • 4. Re: Arquillian with jboss 4.2.3
                venkat akkineni Newbie

                Thanks for the reply Sten. I did find your post on this issue, but wanted to stick to jboss for various reasons. I am yet to write my first integration test but progressing well with the help of the os community.

                • 5. Re: Arquillian with jboss 4.2.3
                  Dan Allen Master

                  We have been trying to setup integration testing for our maven seam jboss 4.2.3 project. I have spent way too much time trying to setup SeamTest based integration testing but ended up where I started.

                   

                  That's exactly why we are working on Arquillian. Integration testing Java EE has been a pain. While SeamTest had a compelling approach, it introduced it's own complexity that ultimately led to pain and failure. With Arquillian, we are committed to making it easy, elegant and powerful. Please hold us to those goals

                  • 6. Re: Arquillian with jboss 4.2.3
                    Dan Allen Master

                    With the OSS community at your side, it's truly amazing the types of challenges you can overcome. We like hearing that

                     

                    An Arquillian container for JBoss AS 4.2.3 is certainly possible. After having done two container implementations just this past weekend, I can tell you from first-hand experience that it's not particularly difficult (just requires patience). It's really just a matter of figuring out how you are going to deploy and undeploy an application. JBoss AS has long supported remote deployments, so with a little digging and persistence, you should be able to get it working (hint, search for Deployment Manager or Web Manager).

                     

                    If all else fails, you can try using the JSR 88 container support I attached to ARQ-156.

                     

                    (Note: this is not a new post. I reposted because the reply somehow got associated with the wrong author).

                    • 7. Re: Arquillian with jboss 4.2.3
                      Aslak Knutsen Master

                      I have a DeployableContainer implementation for JBoss AS 4.2 Remote that I did during JBoss World locally(not committed yet).

                      It looks up the RMIAdaptor via JNDI to invoke the MainDeployer. It works for deployment, but the problem is with EE 4 you need all the Descriptors like web.xml, application.xml etc. We have poor support for dynamic descriptor atm so the deployment fails..

                       

                      I was thinking of revisiting this when we get the Descriptors project up and running..

                      • 8. Re: Arquillian with jboss 4.2.3
                        Michael Schuetz Novice

                        Hi,

                        what's the status on this?

                        Is it scheduled?

                         

                        Is help appreciated?

                         

                        Would a github fork make sense?

                         

                         

                        thanks and regards

                        Michael

                        • 9. Re: Arquillian with jboss 4.2.3
                          Aslak Knutsen Master

                          JBoss AS 4.2.3 as a Container is working locally here, the problem is the descriptors that EE4 need; applications.xml etc.

                           

                          Arquillian / ShrinkWrap does not have a good way of handling them at the moment. but we have a descriptors prototype project: http://github.com/shrinkwrap/descriptors

                           

                          This project need help. We're looking for someone that wants to drive it/ join in.

                           

                          • Formalize, Stabilize, Unify APIs
                          • Make APIs extendable / dynamic loading etc alla ShrinkWrap.
                          • Descriptor versioning, EE 4, 5, 6 etc
                          • ShrinkWrap integration, should Descriptors be a separate project with a ShrinkWrap 'adaptor' or be more integrated with ShrinkWrap.
                          • Every proper project needs a good name
                          • etc etc etc

                           

                          Michael, you have any spare proud soldiers?

                          • 10. Re: Arquillian with jboss 4.2.3
                            Michael Schuetz Novice

                            Aslak, thanks for pointing this out.

                             

                            Would you mind creating a JIRA issue for JBoss 4.2.3 support?

                            So how many watchers would this JIRA ticket need to attract you attention and schedule this within one of the next releases?

                             

                            Michael, you have any spare proud soldiers?

                            Hm, yes - perhaps there might be an option.

                            • 11. Re: Arquillian with jboss 4.2.3
                              Aslak Knutsen Master

                              Michael Schuetz wrote:

                               

                              Aslak, thanks for pointing this out.

                               

                              Would you mind creating a JIRA issue for JBoss 4.2.3 support?

                              https://jira.jboss.org/browse/ARQ-238

                               

                              So how many watchers would this JIRA ticket need to attract you attention and schedule this within one of the next releases?

                              Good question..

                               

                              I'll make a ARQ-238 branch in my arq repo tomorrow and push the container implementation I have so far. Using Run(AS_CLIENT) should work, since Arq does not need to touch the deployment in that case. That means any form of Remote testing is doable now.

                               

                               

                              -aslak-

                              • 12. Re: Arquillian with jboss 4.2.3
                                Michael Schuetz Novice

                                I'll make a ARQ-238 branch in my arq repo tomorrow and push the container implementation I have so far. Using Run(AS_CLIENT) should work, since Arq does not need to touch the deployment in that case. That means any form of Remote testing is doable now.

                                 

                                Great. Thanks a lot.

                                 

                                Michael

                                • 13. Arquillian with jboss 4.2.3
                                  Davide D'Alto Newbie

                                  Here's my prototype: https://github.com/DavideD/arquillian/commits/ARQ-238

                                  It adds the managed and the remote container.

                                   

                                  I took the branch from Aslak's repository and fix the compilation error because of the latest changes in Arquillian.

                                  I've followed the wiki about JSR88 at http://community.jboss.org/wiki/JSR88Client

                                   

                                  I have to clean it but it seems to work. I would appreciate some feedback though.

                                   

                                  Cheers,

                                  Davide