Testing OSGi the "groovy" way - Lars Pfannenschmidt, Dennis Nobel
by mfrancis on Nov 01, 2013
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OSGi Community Event 2013 (http://www.osgi.org/CommunityEvent2013/Schedule) ...
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In order to meet software project requirements, it is important to implement ongoing quality assurance using automated tests. However, for OSGi platforms which are used in various areas such as Embedded or Enterprise this turns out to be difficult. If several components need to be tested together, unit tests written in Java tend to reach their limits. Thus, implementing these tests can be very time consuming. Using the Groovy language, OSGi integration tests are efficient and easy to write, e.g. registering Groovy mocks as a OSGi Service turns out to be very handy. Hereby declarative OSGi components can be tested, too. Even if an OSGi application has to be CDC-compliant, tests can be written using Groovy in a modern syntax.
This presentation demonstrates how to implement Groovy tests for a sample OSGi project and how Groovy tests can be executed in an Equinox OSGi environment. Furthermore, it shows how a continuous integration solution using Maven Tycho can look like.
Lars Pfannenschmidt Interested in Mobile Applications, Smart Home, Domain Specific Languages, Machine Learning and agile development methodologies such as Scrum and Kanban. Senior Software Engineer and Founder of mobile.cologne
Dennis Nobel Dennis works as an IT Consultant for itemis in the field of Java, Web and Mobile Development. Moreover he is interested in Agile Development, Continuous Integration, Modeling Technologies, Testing, IoT, Smart Home, OSGi and Groovy.
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