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    Arquillian - a fresh look at enterprise testing.



    January 18th 2012


    Red Hat Switzerland

    Place Numa Droz 2

    2000 Neuchatel

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    We all know that unit tests are great, but relying only on them is most of the times just an illusion of safety. Eventually we need to verify how our components are interacting or whether running in the target environment does not end up with some unexpected behaviour. Last but not least it all amounts to whether your application is providing the end user what he or she is really expecting.


    Not so long ago running in-container integration tests was a challenging task and required a well thought process as a part of the automated build. Nowadays we are equipped with a "Swiss Army knife" for almost any aspect of testing. Along this journey in the world of testing we will take a closer look at Arquillian, testing framework from JBoss, which hides complexity of testing Java EE applications by managing your runtime, abstracting out deployment process and allowing you to focus on real test logic.


    In the first part I will explain what Arquillian is, how it can make our lives easier and bring back the fun in writing tests! We will also see that Arquillian ecosystem is way more than just integration testing. We will have a look at available extensions and learn how to write functional tests in BDD manner using Groovy and Arquillian Drone extension.

    During second part of the talk we will focus on extending Arquillian. Using Persistence Extension and Spock integration as examples, we will see how to:

    • Give your test classes new capabilities.
    • Hook custom logic into the test lifecycle.
    • Manipulate the deployment process.
    • Integrate Arquillian with other testing frameworks.


    *Anyone*, customer, developer, student, passionate ? Please join us and let's see how the content can fit the audience. Too technical ? We will adapt. Too intro level ? We will adapt. Please come and let us know what you are looking for.


    Bartosz Majsak works as a software developer and consultant at Cambridge Technology Partners based in Zurich. He is a passionate about open source technologies and testing methodologies. In the spare time he is contributing to open source projects and writing technical articles. He is a lead of two JBoss Arquillian modules - Persistence Extension which makes writing database oriented tests even easier and Spock Test Runner which gives your Arquillian tests some BDD and Groovy love. One thing which might prove that he is not a total geek is his addiction to alpine skiing.


    6:00pm - 6:10pm: JBUG Neuchatel Quickie - Max Rydahl Andersen

    6:10pm - 7:00pm: Introduction to Arquillian - Bartosz Majsak

    7:00pm - 7:10pm: Break - Socializing/Networking

    7:10pm - 8:00pm: Extending Arquillian - Bartosz Majsak

    8:00pm - ......: Socializing/Networking


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