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Forge Arquillian Plugin

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Installation

The Arquillian plugin is listed in the Forge plugin repository so installation is trivial. In Forge type:

forge install-plugin arquillian

That's it! The plugin will be downloaded and installed.

Setting up an Arquillian profile

Arquillian supports testing in multiple containers. This is done by using a Maven profile for each container. This makes it possible to have multiple containers configured side-by-side too. To add a new profile you use the arquillian setup command:

arquillian setup

This command will prompt which container to use. Remember that you can just re-run the arquillian setup command to install an additional container profile. For managed containers it might make sense to automatically download & install the container during the build to make installation on a build server more easy. This is only supported for AS7 at this moment.

Generating tests

Writing Arquillian tests is trivial, and is documented well: https://docs.jboss.org/author/display/ARQ/Reference+Guide

Forge can help you get started however.

arquillian create-test --class demo.CoolBean.java

Of course you can use the TAB key to navigate to the class that you want to test.

Exporting tests

Arquillian uses the Shrinkwrap API to create micro deployments. A micro deployment is an actual package (e.g. war file). In some cases it's convenient to access those packages directly. You can do this by exporting a Deployment.

First navigate to the test class that you want to export, then use the arquillian export command to create the jar/war file.

cd src/test/java/demo/CoolBeanTest.java
arquillian export

Configuring arquillian.xml

Containers can be configured in arquillian.xml (hostnames, ports etc.). Forge can help you do so. Simply type:

arquillian configure-container --profile [maven-profile-id]

Forge will list all possible configuration options for that specific container. All you have to do is set a value.

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