The Extreme Programming (XP) methodology enables you to build and test enterprise systems quickly without sacrificing quality. In the last few years, open source developers have created or significantly improved a host of Java XP tools, from XDoclet, Maven, AntHill, and Eclipse to Ant, JUnit, and Cactus. This practical, code-intensive guide shows you how to put these tools to work–and capitalize on the benefits of Extreme Programming.
Using an example pet store application, our expert Java developers demonstrate how to harness the latest versions of Ant and XDoclet for automated building and continuous integration. They then explain how to automate the testing process using JUnit, Cactus, and other tools, and to enhance project management and continuous integration through Maven and AntHill. Finally, they show you how to work with XP tools in the new Eclipse IDE.
Complete with real-world advice on how to implement the principles and practices of effective developers, this book delivers everything you need to harness the power of Extreme Programming in your own projects.
What you will learn from this book
How to automate the building of J2EE
apps and components with Ant and XDoclet
Techniques for automating Java testing using JUnit
Procedures for automating servlet, JSP, and other J2EE testing using Cactus
Ways to automate Swing testing with Jemmy, JFCUnit, and Abbot
How to manage projects using Maven
Techniques for automating continuous integration with AntHill and Cruise Control
How to harness plugins for JUnit, Cactus, and Ant in the Eclipse IDE
Ways to implement Extreme Programming best practices
Who this book is for
This book is for enterprise Java developers who have a general familiarity with the XP methodology and want to put leading Java XP tools to work in the development process.
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