Learning Path: Application Development and Testing with Java
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Learning Path: Application Development and Testing with Java

Develop innovative applications with Cloud 9 and build a testing framework
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Created by Packt Publishing
Last updated 5/2017
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  • 6.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Get setup with a Cloud 9 Account so you can code in the cloud!
  • Configure a Cloud 9 Workspace for Java application development
  • Leverage the benefits of an online development environment
  • Build and test your Java application in the Cloud, without localhost!
  • Share your development environment with other developers so they don’t need to configure anything to join you for paired programming sessions
  • Practical steps to building testing a framework from scratch
  • Real-life example of the UI test automation framework with Java
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Requirements
  • This Learning Path is aimed for Java developers who want to build and deploy applications using cloud computing. You need to have a detailed Java knowledge and experience in Java application development.
Description

What’s great about the Cloud 9 online IDE is that your environment is running on a virtual machine in the cloud and is fully configured for you by default in under a minute! Everything is provisioned for you in Cloud 9 with proven, compatibility-tested versions of everything, across the board.

Packt’s Video Learning Paths are a series of individual video products put together in a logical and stepwise manner such that each video builds on the skills learned in the video before it.

In this course we'll discover how Cloud 9 works, how we can get access to an environment, and how to get a workspace setup for Java application development. By leveraging the Cloud 9 online development environment we're on the cutting edge of application development and deployment.

Test automation, a formalized testing process, can automate repetitive but necessary tasks that would be difficult to do manually. The next video is a practical step-by-step guide to developing UI test automation frameworks from scratch. We’ll explore Web Driver, Appium (for mobile applications), and Cucumber-JVM.

By the end of this Learning Path, you will have a vision of what a framework is, what it looks like, and what items should be covered at the beginning of test automation development.

About the Authors:

For this course, we have combined the best works of these extremely esteemed authors:

Brett Hooper is a well-seasoned software engineer, entrepreneur, teacher, and all-around techno-surfer. His decades of experience have taken him from years of IT consulting for Fortune 100 behemoths, to a number of entrepreneurial start-up efforts, to the U.S. Dept of Defense in defining their way forward in mobile and web-related technologies. Brett’s excitement in learning, implementing, and teaching new, interesting development frameworks, stacks, and services is never waning and keeps him heads-down more than not.

Mykola Kolisnyk has been involved with test automation since 2004, including creating test automation solutions from scratch, leading a test automation team, and working as a consultant for test automation processes. During his career he has worked with different test automation tools such as Mercury WinRunner, MicroFocus SilkTest, SmartBear TestComplete, Selenium-RC, WebDriver, Appium, SoapUI, BDD frameworks, and many other different engines and solutions.

Who is the target audience?
  • This Video Learning Path is aimed for Java developers who want to build and deploy applications using cloud computing.
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Writing Java Apps with Cloud 9
22 Lectures 02:30:48

This video gives an overview of the entire course.

Preview 05:02

Review the section description (from the outline). Iterate the section video titles and provide a bit of detail for each.

Evolution of Cloud9, a Cloud IDE
05:19

Cloud9 IDE is a development environment in the Cloud. It runs in the browser, but still provides the power and features to compare with even the best hard installed IDEs such as Eclipse or Visual Studio. How can an app in the browser possibly do what we're accustomed to on our local IDEs?

What Is Cloud9 IDE?
05:19

It may still seem a stretch to have an IDE running in a browser as compared to a locally installed system. You may be wondering how workspaces function and how the IDE actually works. We can look a little closer at these things and address some of the concerns that may still be outstanding.

How Does it Work?
06:18

Cloud9 requires that a user establish an account to access services. There are different options available on different account types to provide the appropriate features and performance for different types of users of the service. We should have an understanding of the different account types before setting up a new account.

How Do I Get It?
08:06

What are Servlets and JSPs and why are they used? Think of them as Java classes that can extend the capabilities of an application server. Servlets and JSPs have the capability to respond to any type of request and serve dynamic web content from a container within a web server. They are primarily used with the HTTP protocol.

Preview 05:19

Servlets and JSPs provide many appealing qualities in a mature and extensible platform for application development. Let's look at how common use-cases sit within this environment in both the contexts of the client and the server-side.

Why Use Servlets and JSPs?
04:12

Developing with Servlets and JSPs requires a few specific things—Java, the Servlet and JSP libraries, and an application server with a Servlet container. Let's take a look at these requirements individually and understand what each does individually and collectively.

How to Use Servlets and JSPs?
07:04

We can begin fine tuning our Cloud9 workspace for Java development and then get a project scaffolded for a Java Web application. What do we have here that looks familiar?

Preview 07:10

As we continue to get our Workspace tuned and a Java Web application project scaffolded, we will start to see some differences in how things are done. Let’s setup our app server and test it out.

New Features
08:36

With our Workspace and project setup and ready to roll, let's examine our active environment and some of its parameters that we should be aware of as we code and test on Cloud9.

IDE Service Provision Options
08:54

Because our environment is running in a VM in the cloud and our interface is the browser, we no longer have local access to anything. So, certain things, like developing database components, are handled bit differently.

Preview 11:07

Even though we’re working in the Cloud and we’re discovering it’s differences from a local environment, we’ll still find many of the development resources we depend upon readily available, like Git.

Which Resources Are Still Available?
06:05

In the Cloud, there are certain things that just cannot happen as they would if we were set up on a local machine. In a case like this, there’s usually a surrogate, but it may require a totally different approach and a different way of thinking.

  • Developers typically get quite attached to certain tools that just won’t work on Cloud 9. There are alternatives however.
  • Install PHPMyAdmin in our Cloud 9 Workspace.
  • We can find tool and utility alternatives that run in our Cloud 9 instance and are accessed via the Web.
Which Resources Are Not Available?
04:53

We’ve completed the process of readying a Workspace and project for Java Web app development and are ready to code up the world’s next best thing. Let’s review each of the steps we’ve taken and think about their significance.

Rethinking the Development Lifecycle
05:51

In getting our project set up for code, we now can take the next step, which is getting Tomcat installed. This includes a list of things that have to happen, in order, for the installation to be successful.

Set Up a Java Application Project
04:07

Get a project off the ground first requires a workspace in Cloud 9. Using the Workspace Wizard is the way to get one going. There are options, let’s check them out.

  • Name a project correctly is relevant
  • A Public or Private workspace? Visibility counts!
  • Select the proper template can make life much easier
The Cloud9 Workspace Wizard
05:03

As we progress with our workspace and project definition, we are nearly ready to begin coding. We do need to have a database installed and there is a procedure we can follow to get this done.

Coding Java on Cloud9
03:44

The final step in readying our dev environment and project for coding is to get Git configured and connected to an outside repo. We know this is easily done on Cloud9, but let’s review the steps

Configuring Git
03:53

Get an initial servlet working in our project will prove that everything works and we can continue with development. We can create a servlet to output some html, a jndi implementation for database access, and a build script to build and deploy it all.

Java on Cloud9
17:42

With a Servlet defined and running successfully in our app, including the use of a data access class and a Quote bean class, we can focus now on implementing a JSP as well. Let’s use best practices and replace our Servlet’s Quotes page creation functionality with a new JSP.

Servlets and JSPs in Our App
08:29

With a JSP replacing what we had working originally in a Servlet, we can now re-purpose the Servlet to provide a JSON output of our Quotes data. The servlet is already wired up and working, so changing the output code within the Servlet is where we need to modify things.

Modifying the Source
08:35
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Automated UI Testing in Java
29 Lectures 03:43:47

This video gives overview of the entire course.

Preview 05:03

We will learn about UI test Automation framework.

Setting Up the Tools
12:34

There are options, let’s check them out.

  • Name a project correctly is relevant
  • A Public or Private workspace? Visibility counts!
  • Select the proper template can make life much easier
Adding Configuration- Part 2
15:39

Here we prepare WebDriver and then adapt to our test.

Preview 07:04

We will identify items and then we will create necessary clauses for handling the configuration.

Adding Configuration
05:06

Make our tests data-driven.

Data-Drive Tests
04:13

Here, we enhance our solution to support concurrent runs.

Adapt Tests for Parallel Execution
03:31

This video will have a general overview of what is going to be wrapped and why.

Preview 06:45

We will create some Base control classes and then use them for the sample test.

Wrapping Controls
05:44

We will create Base abstraction and then update page objects.

Wrapping Pages
05:50

We will learn what Page Factory is and then implement it.

Adding Page Factory
07:25

We will learn some methods which generate a screenshot on the page.

Generating Screenshots
03:42

We will look at platform-specific identifiers and implement them in different platforms.

Preview 13:39

We will customize standard controls and then run on all platforms.

Customizing Control Interaction
08:31

We will deal with sub-elements in this video.

Dealing with Sub-Elements
12:04

We will add some more functionality which is useful to perform various verifications.

Additional Verification Functionality
07:25

Describe the concept of object-driven framework.

Preview 06:32

We will implement the object-driven engine in this video.

Creating Object-Driven Engine
06:40

Tackle the problem with data transferring.

Transferring Data between Steps
04:42

Complete all steps to use the object-driven approach.

Applying the Approach to Tests
07:35

Describe the major idea behind keyword-driven approach.

Preview 07:46

Learn about Logical names and get the read of explicit calls.

Giving Informative Names to Pages and Elements
10:45

Learn different types of keywords and update it in the test.

Major Set of Keywords to Implement
09:50

Learn compound element keyword and update it on test.

Additional Keywords for Compound Elements
06:14

The difference between object-driven data transferring and keyword-driven data transferring.

Preview 06:59

We will learn where expression and evaluation are needed.

Evaluating Expressions
06:30

Run test in parallel.

Parallelize Cucumber-JVM
04:23

We will learn how to integrate with External Systems

Integrating with External Systems
13:09

A gist of what was covered in the entire course.

Final Overview and What's Next
08:27
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