SpringOne2GX 2014 Replay: Testing with Spring Framework 4.x

Recorded at SpringOne2GX 2014.

Speaker: Sam Brannen, Swiftmind

Core Spring Track


The Spring Framework has undergone a lot of innovation in the 4.0 and 4.1 releases, and so has its testing support. Join Spring Test component lead Sam Brannen in this talk to discover what's new in Spring's testing support in 4.0 through 4.1. This talk will provide attendees an overview of what's been deprecated, what's changed, and what's been introduced in Spring's testing support over the last two years, with real life examples and tips for best practices. Highlights include using SocketUtils to scan for free TCP & UDP server ports, the ActiveProfilesResolver API, meta-annotation support for test annotations including attribute overrides, best practices with TestNG, using Groovy scripts to configure an ApplicationContext for integration tests, improvements to SQL script execution and embedded databases, the new TestContext framework bootstrap strategy, programmatic transaction management in tests, and more.

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