Thursday, April 19, 2012

Arquillian initially overpromises and frustrates, but delivers real benefits

Arquillian is changing fairly rapidly, and the Arquillian folks are paying a lot of attention to feedback. This post discusses Arquillian 1.0.0.Final, and more importantly the ShinkWrap Resolver and ShrinkWrap Dependency extensions. A lot has already improved since I wrote this, though most of it hasn't hit -Final versions yet.

After seeing a lot of talk, hype and excitement about Arquillian on twitter for several months, I finally got around to introducing it into a new project to give it a try. I'm told it'll make testing massively easier and save me tons of time, so using it is a no-brainer.

After my recent experience I recommend that you start using it too - but you'll need to be prepared for some rough edges and the need for workarounds until a few point releases have gone by.

To jump straight to the summary of it all, click here, or read on for the whole experience.