10 Replies Latest reply on Mar 15, 2013 7:10 AM by Aslak Knutsen

    arquillian in the enterprise world

    Stijn Cremers Novice

      Hi all!

       

      I'm experimenting with arquillian to use it in my professional entreprise projects. I have looked around on the web and i have found some good examples of what it is capable of like

       

      But these are examples with simple applications where the deployment is created by adding a couple of classes. But my enterprise project consists of a couple of modules with each a lot dependencies and a lot of classes. So I reallly don't want to create my deployment by myself. Now.... i gets a lot harder to find examples.

       

      So I have experimented by myself but i cannot get something working, I have asked some questions here and on stackoverflow, but without any answer:

       

      Has somebody managed to get arquillian working on bigger projects? Please share!

        • 1. Re: arquillian in the enterprise world
          Karel Piwko Master

          Hi Stijn,

           

          yes, this is possible. You need a combination of ShrinkWrap and ShrinkWrap Maven Resolver:

           

          Like here:

          https://community.jboss.org/wiki/HowToIAddMavenArtifactsToMyShrinkWrapArchives

           

          real-life example is here:

          https://github.com/kpiwko/html5-demoapp/blob/javaone-sfo-2012/src/test/java/com/acme/example/test/Deployments.java

           

          We are working on more guides and MavenImporter for ShrinkWrap that would do the tough work for you.

           

          Keep testing,

           

          Karel

          • 2. Re: arquillian in the enterprise world
            Stijn Cremers Novice

            Let say I want to test my ear file. I can create a shrinkwrap EarArchive based on my pom dependency if my test is in another module, but are my test classes also included in that EarArchive?

             

            The problem is the same as mentioned here:http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14713129/how-to-add-test-classes-to-an-imported-ear-file-and-run-server-side-with-arquill

             

            This was my code to create the deployment.

             

            @Deployment(testable = true)
            public static Archive<?> createDeployment() {
                return ShrinkWrap
                        .create(ZipImporter.class, "test.ear")
                        .importFrom(new File("simple-webservice-ear-1.0.0-SNAPSHOT.ear"))
                        .as(EnterpriseArchive.class);
            }

             

             

            Or should i create my deployment in other way?

             

            Thanks!

            • 3. Re: arquillian in the enterprise world
              Brent Douglas Newbie

              Hi Stijn,

               

              I recently (yesterday) managed to get arquillian working on a largish project. The problem I had with the method you describe above is that in my case that made each of my tests take ~2 minutes to run. Also as my app is in 2 parts (an ear and a seperate war) I was unable to get tests to work against my war.

               

              Have a look at https://github.com/machinecode-io/sphinx which is a pretty basic arquillian extension that should allow you to do what you are looking for and does not require you to bundle your ear with your tests. You can deploy as many archives as you require before running your tests which only need to contain your test classes. If you decide to take a look at it and run into any problems please let me know.

               

              Brent

              • 4. Re: arquillian in the enterprise world
                Shashank Dass Newbie

                Hi Brent,

                I tried the method given by you on git hub. It can not find the appropriate sphinx jar. Can you help me?

                There is one more question. The EAR file which contains all the dependencies, should be placed in the same place where pom is placed, right ?

                Thanks in advance for any help further.

                • 5. Re: arquillian in the enterprise world
                  Brent Douglas Newbie

                  Hi Shashank,

                   

                  To get the jar you can either check that project out from github and build it yourself with `mvn install` or alternatively you can add this snippet to either your projects pom.xml or your setttings.xml

                   

                       <repositories>
                           <repository>
                               <id>machinecode-repository</id>
                               <name>MachineCode Repository</name>
                               <url>http://repository.machinecode.io/nexus/content/repositories/machinecode</url>
                               <releases>
                                   <enabled>true</enabled>
                                   <updatePolicy>never</updatePolicy>
                               </releases>
                               <snapshots>
                                   <enabled>true</enabled>
                                   <updatePolicy>never</updatePolicy>
                               </snapshots>
                           </repository>
                           <repository>
                               <id>machinecode-snapshots</id>
                               <name>MachineCode Snapshots</name>
                               <url>http://repository.machinecode.io/nexus/content/repositories/machinecode-snapshots</url>
                               <releases>
                                   <enabled>true</enabled>
                                   <updatePolicy>never</updatePolicy>
                               </releases>
                               <snapshots>
                                   <enabled>true</enabled>
                                   <updatePolicy>never</updatePolicy>
                               </snapshots>
                           </repository>
                       </repositories>
                  

                   

                  With the ear path, so long as the path-to-archive element in sphinx.xml points to a copy of your ear you'll be right. I move them all into a directory before running my tests as a convenience and to save having relative paths to my other modules build directories which would look like `../../resources/target/resources.ear`.

                   

                  Brent

                   


                  • 6. Re: arquillian in the enterprise world
                    Shashank Dass Newbie

                    Hi Brent,

                    Thanks for the update. I did accordingly. Now I am not getting sphinx error.  But something real strange is going on. When I look into my maven dependencies I dont find any jar  like sphinx core. Why do you think that could happen?

                     

                    If i run my test case ignoring the above fact, I am getting contextRoot must not be null error. After a bit of googling i found that it is an arquillian error for Glassfish-remote-3.1(https://issues.jboss.org/browse/ARQ-1232).

                    They have fixed it in december 2012 but no update for glassfish-remote is found after March 2012.

                     

                    But I have a doubt, Perhaps a bit out of context but I thought to ask.

                    My question is , When I am using my EAR file, I expect to access the classes of the jar files without including the jars that are present in the EAR in my pom.xml as dependency. Am I wrong somewhere ?

                     

                    I ask this as it gives me compile time error when i remove the dependencies of the jars from pom that are already present in the EAR

                    Any help is greatly appreciated.

                    • 7. Re: arquillian in the enterprise world
                      Brent Douglas Newbie

                      Hi Shashank,

                       

                      I am not sure, I'd really need to look at your pom to see what's going on there. Re galssfish, I have no experience with it but I did try for a fair while to get my app to use as7-remote with no success, I think I was getting a similar error as, even though I was bundling my tests into a jar, arquillian was munging it into a war somehow. I gave up and now use as7-managed with connectToRunningServer set to true. Not sure if there is a similar module for glassfish though.

                       

                      You will need to have test scoped pom dependencies on your ear classes. Sphinx will add manifest dependencies for you but maven will still need dependencies to build your test classes.

                       

                      Brent

                      • 8. Re: arquillian in the enterprise world
                        Aslak Knutsen Master

                        We're aiming to have more 'full application' support coming in Arquillian 2.0. Support for multiple tests pr deployment for instance. 

                         

                        For those who are brave could try this extension (a hack to get multiple tests pr deployment):

                        https://gist.github.com/aslakknutsen/3975179

                         

                        (ps. no guarantees ;)

                        • 9. Re: arquillian in the enterprise world
                          Brent Douglas Newbie

                          Hi Aslak,

                           

                          What sort of timeframe are we looking at for Arquillian 2.0?

                           

                          Brent