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Getting Started With Spring’s MVC Test Framework – Part 2

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The first blog in this mini-series introduced the Spring MVC Test Framework and demonstrated its use in unit testing Spring MVC Controller classes as controllers rather then as POJOs. It’s now time to talk about using the framework for integration testing. By ‘integration testing’ I mean loading the Spring context into the test environment so that the controller can work with ...

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Getting Started With Spring’s MVC Test Framework – Part 1

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Newly promoted to the main Spring framework is the Spring MVC Test Framework, which the Guys at Spring claim is a “first class JUnit support for testing client and server side Spring MVC code through a fluent API”1. In this and my next blog, I’m going to take a look at Spring’s MVC Test Framework and apply it to some ...

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Spring MVC: Session advanced

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Not so long time ago I wrote a post about HTTP sessions in a Spring MVC application. That was the simple article with an emphasis on practical aspect of usage. In the end of the post I promised to write more advanced topic dedicated to the sessions in Spring MVC applications. So I’m going to publish this stuff. Before I ...

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Spring MVC Custom Validation Annotations

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Last tutorial, I showed how to validate a form using annotations. This works great for simple validations, but eventually, you’ll need to validate some custom rules that aren’t available in the out-of-the-box annotations. For example, what if you need to validate that a user is over 21 years old, calculated based off their input birthdate, or, maybe you need to ...

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Auditing a Spring MVC Webapp with AspectJ. Part 2

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Now, this is the blog you want to read if you’re interested in creating a Spring MVC Webapp that uses Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) in the form of Aspectj’s @Aspect and @Before annotations to audit a user’s visit to a screen. As I said in my last blog auditing a user’s visits to a screen is one of those few ...

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Unit Testing of Spring MVC Controllers: Configuration

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Writing unit tests for Spring MVC controllers has traditionally been both simple and problematic. Although it is pretty simple to write unit tests which invoke controller methods, the problem is that those unit tests are not comprehensive enough. For example, we cannot test controller mappings, validation and exception handling just by invoking the tested controller method. Spring MVC Test solved ...

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Auditing a Spring MVC Webapp with AspectJ. Part 1

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If you’re like me, then you’ll have those kinds of programming days where everything seems to go incredibly well. You write the code and the tests and it just works. And then and there are those other kinds of days, the really bad ones, where you know that everything you’ve written is as right as it can be and the ...

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Spring MVC Error handling flow

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There are broadly three ways of handling an exception flow using Spring MVC, the objective being to intercept any application exception and present a friendly and informative view back to the user. 1. Using error-page tag in web.xml file: This is a servlet specs driven approach, where the exceptions that bubble up from the application are intercepted based on either ...

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