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This presentation unveils the missing link in enterprise Java development: simple, portable integration tests. It introduces a solution in the first half of the session and demonstrates it in the second.
Unit tests and mocks get you only so far. Eventually you need to verify that your components operate and interact correctly in their intended environment—you need integration tests. Yet writing integration tests has meant taking on the barrier of bootstrapping the necessary infrastructure.
Arquillian, a container-oriented testing framework built on TestNG and JUnit, tears down this barrier. It enables you to write portable tests that invoke real components using real enterprise services in a real runtime. In other words, you can write real tests.
The cloud has promised a lot to Java Web developers but has delivered on only some of the hype. Many issues still exist that have the ability to kill many a project. Elastic Beanstalk, a Web service announced by Amazon in early 2011, takes the cloud to the next level for Java Web applications. It aims to eliminate the remaining issues the cloud presents. No hardware purchases? Check! Low setup costs? Check! No software installation? Check! Automatic resource scaling? Check! Resource monitoring? Check! This presentation takes a deep dive into Amazon’s Elastic Beanstalk service, including what problems it can help solve and opportunities it provides to deliver better Java Web applications.
Rapid application development techniques, favoring rapid prototyping over intensive planning, have become popular in the last few years. Although the "old-school" Java Web frameworks (such as Struts and JSF) are well suited for enterprise projects, their development cycle is often too slow and complicated for prototyping. Due to their nature, dynamic languages such as Ruby, Python, and Groovy are natural for fast prototyping and scaffolding. But is there a way to benefit the Java ecosystem without compromising simplicity and productivity? This presentation tries to answer this question by comparing, head-to-head, three leading Java RAD tools—SeamForge, Play, and Roo—by writing a full-blown Web application in each of them, comparing the pros and cons along the way.
2nd–6th October 2011