Thursday, September 15, 2011

JSFUnit 2.0.0.Beta 2 is Out

It's hard to believe that it has taken this long to get from Beta 1 to Beta 2. There were some good reasons for it. One is because we were waiting for Arquillian and JBoss AS7 to stabilize. The other reason is just because I haven't had as much time to work on JSFUnit as I did in the past. Most of my time has been taken up with AS7-related stuff.

However, I'm thrilled that the community has come to the rescue! In fact, the community gets almost all the credit for this release. First, there is Josè Freitas. Josè did most of the coding to get the us running with the latest Aqruillian and JBoss AS7. This included porting the CDI-based annotations to use Arquillian TestEnricher. Now, you no longer need CDI for the new annotations to work. That's a big help for containers that don't natively support CDI.

We got some further help from JBoss developers Aslak Knudsen and Andrew Lee Rubinger. Plus, there were lots of community members who stepped up to answer questions on the JSFUnit forum while I was less active. Wolfgang Knauf even went so far as to write a comprehensive tutorial on using JSFUnit Beta 2 with Eclipse.

So, what's new in the release?
You can click here for the official release notes.

In summary, we now fully support the latest version of Arquillian and added the long-awaited support for JBoss AS7. As mentioned above, the annotations no longer require CDI. And, we've moved the source code to GitHub. That should make it even easier for everyone to get involved.

Here are some helpful links to get you started:
Getting Started with JSFUnit 2.x
Getting Started Sample App
JSFUnit 2.x FAQ
JSFUnit 2.x Annotations

Hope you enjoy the release. We'll probably do one more beta soon. But with all the extra help, it shouldn't be long before JSFUnit 2 goes final.

So long and thanks for all the fish,