A new scope for Contexts and Dependency Injection – CDI

Dependency Injection is a great approach to decouple software components. Furthermore it is possible to inject the current context (state) of a software component. In Java¬†EE 6 there are four scopes. With Java EE 7 a new scope was added. This post describes how to implement an additional scope that lives in its own lifecycle.
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Mocking Resources using JUnit @Rule

When writing unit tests in Java there might be the need to access a resource in the class that should be tested. A common way is to mock the resource. But mocking a simple resource is quite easy. This is supported by mocking frameworks like Mockito, EasyMock or PowerMock. It is a good idea in case you want to test a single action on the mocked resource – e.g. returning a value when accessing a map that contains master data. The following exmaple describes mocking a resource using Mockito. But in case there are complex operations on this resource mocking it is going to be really nasty.
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