Java Tools for Extreme Programming: Mastering Open Source Tools Including Ant, JUnit, and Cactus

  • 6h 22m
  • Nicholas Lesiecki, Richard Hightower
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2002

Learn how to transform XP theory into concrete Java development techniques!

Software developers live by the mantra "evolve or die." Adhering to that philosophy, Richard Hightower and Nicholas Lesiecki present you with an innovative book about Extreme Programming (XP)––a development methodology that enables developers to build flexible, high-quality software in a quick, efficient, and cost-effective manner. This book teaches you how to implement XP in Java using open source Java XP development tools and how to master the most difficult part of the XP process: testing, integration, and deployment.

Written with experienced Java developers in mind, this book begins with a brief introduction to XP methodology and techniques, and then dives into a sample application used throughout the rest of the book to provide a real-world view of the tools and development practices in action. The authors provide concise descriptions of the key concepts behind each tool, offering code examples and step-by-step tutorials to guide readers to mastery of the technical aspects of XP development.

This book covers the following XP subjects:

  • Automated unit and functional testing
  • Continuous integration through build and deployment automation
  • The value of refactoring and continuous integration
  • How Ant, JUnit, JUnitPerf, Cactus, HTTPUnit, and JMeter can be used to achieve the goals of the XP methodology

About the Authors

Richard Hightower is Director of Development at eBlox, where he spearheads the company's XP adoption efforts and provides technical leadership. He is a regular contributor to Java Developer's Journal and is the former Senior Software Engineer for Java Architecture at Intel.

Nicholas Lesiecki is Technical Team Lead at eBlox, where he takes charge of team development and architects the company's vertical application framework. He maintains active committer status on Jakarta's Cactus project.

In this Book

  • Introduction to Extreme Programming
  • J2EE Deployment Concepts
  • Example Applications
  • Continuous Integration with Ant
  • Building Java Applications with Ant
  • Building J2EE Applications with Ant
  • Unit Testing with JUnit
  • Testing Container Services with Cactus
  • Functional Testing with HttpUnit
  • Measuring Application Performance with JMeter
  • Load Testing with JUnitPerf
  • Ant Tag Reference
  • Ant API Reference
  • JUnit API Reference
  • Cactus API Reference
  • HttpUnit API Reference
  • JUnitPerf API Reference


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