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bean-validation: Bean Validation via Arquillian Example

Author: Karel Piwko Level: Beginner Technologies: Bean Validation, JPA Summary: Shows how to use Arquillian to test Bean Validation Target Product: EAP

What is it?

This project demonstrates how to use CDI 1.0, JPA 2.0 and Bean Validation 1.0. It includes a persistence unit and some sample persistence code to introduce you to database access in enterprise Java.

This quickstart does not contain a user interface layer. The purpose of this project is to show you how to test bean validation with Arquillian. If you want to see an example of how to test bean validation with a user interface, look at the kitchensink example.

System requirements

All you need to build this project is Java 6.0 (Java SDK 1.6) or better, Maven 3.0 or better.

The application this project produces is designed to be run on JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 or JBoss AS 7.

Configure Maven

If you have not yet done so, you must Configure Maven before testing the quickstarts.

Start JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 or JBoss AS 7 with the Web Profile

  1. Open a command line and navigate to the root of the JBoss server directory.
  2. The following shows the command line to start the server with the web profile:

    For Linux:   JBOSS_HOME/bin/
    For Windows: JBOSS_HOME\bin\standalone.bat

Run the Arquillian Tests

This quickstart provides Arquillian tests. By default, these tests are configured to be skipped as Arquillian tests require the use of a container.

NOTE: The following commands assume you have configured your Maven user settings. If you have not, you must include Maven setting arguments on the command line. See Run the Arquillian Tests for complete instructions and additional options.

  1. Make sure you have started the JBoss Server as described above.
  2. Open a command line and navigate to the root directory of this quickstart.
  3. Type the following command to run the test goal with the following profile activated:

    mvn clean test -Parq-jbossas-remote 

Investigate the Console Output

When you run the tests, JUnit will present you test report summary:

Tests run: 5, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Skipped: 0

If you are interested in more details, look in the target/surefire-reports directory.

You can also check the server console output to verify that the Arquillian tests deployed to and ran in the application server. Search for lines similar to the following ones in the server output log:

[timestamp] INFO [] (MSC service thread 1-2) Starting deployment of "test.war"
[timestamp] INFO [] (management-handler-threads - 1) JBAS018559: Deployed "test.war"
[timestamp] INFO [] (MSC service thread 1-3) Stopped deployment test.war in 48ms
[timestamp] INFO [] (management-handler-threads - 1) JBAS018558: Undeployed "test.war

Test the Quickstart in JBoss Developer Studio or Eclipse

You can also start the server and deploy the quickstarts from Eclipse using JBoss tools. For more information, see Use JBoss Developer Studio or Eclipse to Run the Quickstarts

Debug the Application

If you want to debug the source code or look at the Javadocs of any library in the project, run either of the following commands to pull them into your local repository. The IDE should then detect them.

    mvn dependency:sources
    mvn dependency:resolve -Dclassifier=javadoc
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