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JBoss project Arquillian gets Android platform extension

Chris Mayer
Arquillian

The JBoss test platform has had a little green droid expansion. More details within.

JBoss’s powerful testing framework, Arquillian has extended its
reach with the release of a new Android extension
that brings Arquillian Drone WebDriver-based testing to
Android devices.

Arquillian is a brilliant choice of name for the project. Named
after the small alien species in Men In Black that operated in the
mainframe of a human being suit (no seriously), Arquillian aims to
offer a similar level of overall control, yet bringing an air of
simplicity to integration testing with Java middleware. In basic
terms, Arquillan handles all the hard work from managing the
container lifecycle, deployment and framework initialisation so the
developer can focus on real tests.

The Android platform is one area where things have been moving
quickly to keep up with the current
changes. The Android Arquillian 1.0.0.alpha
extension
 enables the use of the
Android SDK in Arquillian tests, making the user able to
c
reate new or reuse existing Android Virtual Devices,
and importantly connecting to real devices. You can find all the
relevant information on GitHub.

For those still to be initiated into the world of Arquillian’s
capabilities, there’s some great source material available to
you. Gérald Quintana’s article
‘Testing a JavaEE application with Arquillian
‘ (in French), Dan
Allen’s
Arquillian: A Component Model for Integration Testing
 and
Markus Eisele’s Integration
Tests with Arquillian
provide a good starting point to get
started.

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