Testing a data source-based application using JUnit and IBM Rational Application Developer
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Date archived: May 17, 2017 | First published: February 19, 2008
In typical componentized enterprise applications, there might be a need for a unit that exclusively offers services related to the database. Often, such specialized units use data sources defined in a J2EE application server (for instance, IBM® WebSphere® Application Server). Since these units reside in the context of the application servers, testing them is sometimes complex. One common way of testing them is to create a test application that uses the data source-based component, and then deploying that test application in the application server. In such cases, developing test applications may require considerable effort on your part. This article describes a technique to test data source-based components that are deployable in an application server (such as WebSphere Application Server Version 6.0.2), using JUnit on the IBM® Rational® Application Developer Version 7.0 platform. The sample component in this article is a simple Java™-based application that provides a simple user authentication service. The article is targeted at developers who are familiar with the JUnit framework, and who have working knowledge of Rational Application Developer.
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