3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 21, 2007 6:28 AM by Jonathan Halliday

    Long-running transactions for web service clients

    Christian Holm Newbie

      Hi

      For one of our customers we have developed a series of webservices to access our system. To test the new webservices, I have created a series of unittests, which in themself, work just fine.

      They run on JBoss 4.0.5.GA with WS 2.0.1.GA.

      For testing purposes, it is very convinient to be able to rollback everything that was done during the test. This way you dont have to worry about clean-up, and the tests can be run any number of time with the same result.

      I have however not been able to find a way to do that using the current JBoss Transactions. Deploying the tests in a servlet container is not an option. It is very important for us to be able to run tests quickly, and having to wait for an ear-deployment is far from quick enough.

      I have made it so our webservices can be deployed in a test-mode, where each call to the webservice is rolled back, but this prevents us from doing anything but very simple testcases, as everything is rolledback after each call.

      What I would like to have is a way to demarcate transactions from the client side. Any ideas on how I can achieve this?