TheServerSide used the prior version to test our application, to help make sure that it would run on the various cluster members.
The J2EE specification describes the standard elements of a J2EE-compatible application server, providing the basis for portability. However, application servers frequently include proprietary extensions that provide added value to those customers with special requirements, but are not available across the range of J2EE-compatible products. As such, the use of a single application server can lead to a dependence on proprietary APIs and/or non-standard J2EE APIs, resulting in reduced application portability. The J2EE 1.4 AVK provides a complete testing solution for this problem, comprising the following functionality:Read Sun Microsystems Announces J2EE 1.4 Application Verification Kit
- Web services testing such as static checking for Web services endpoints and dynamic checking for both Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs) and Servlet-based Web services
- Source code scanning for incompatible proprietary APIs that would cause interoperability challenges
- Incorporation of ANT (an open source program from the Apache Software Foundation for efficiently assembling all the pieces of a program) tasks in the development cycle
- Mapping assertions tested to the specification, enabling easy lookup
- Component libraries