Srini & Kavitha Penchikala provide an overview of the support provided by Spring framework in the areas of unit and integration testing. I will use a sample loan processing web application to help the readers in implementing an Agile Testing framework in a typical Java EE application and how to use Spring test classes to test the application functionality.
Hibernate is a widely used ORM tool for Java. Some applications of it are not always straight forward however. A new InfoQ article looks at using Hibernate to provide a commonly requested feature of custom fields for domain objects without requiring a restart of the system. The article will walk through the solution's implementation, testing, and future improvements.
Gavin Terrill explores one of the lessor known facilities available to web developers, the humble "ETag Response Header", and how to integrate its use in a Spring and Hibernate based web app to improve application performance and scalability.
The project lead of ActiveMessaging for Rails gives InfoQ readers a comprehensive and informative introduction to his framework. 19
Although ActiveRecord has set the bar pretty high for ORM frameworks, the opportunity still exists to extend it, to further reduce redundancy, and to make it even more dynamic. 3
SimpleTicket, a newly open-sourced Rails app provides insight into progress and innovation enjoyed by Ruby on Rails advocates and paints a vivid picture of a dynamic, modern startup. 2
An update from the Spring team on Spring 2's delay to late Sept to improve JMS, JPA, and integrate with OSGi. 5
In this book Anil Hemrajani relates Agile practices to Java and the Spring, Hibernate, and Eclipse open source toolsets. It's a useful book for technical managers and Java web developers. 4