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Testing JASPIC implementations using Arquillian and full wars

In a previous article about JASPIC we saw that not all servers behaved the same. In fact there were rather large differences between implementations with respect to JASPIC. From time to time new servers come out, e.g. since the last article JBoss has released JBoss EAP 6.1, Oracle has released GlassFish 4 and WebLogic 12.1.2 and even Geronimo has released a new version of its server; Geronimo 3.0.1. I previously tested via a series of handcrafted web applications that I would deploy manually, do some tests with it and then observe its behavior. This initially worked fine, but it's a bit laborious and perhaps even brittle to retest again some time later. It also makes it harder for others to verify the tests. So automation was the key, but how to automatically deploy several wars to a variety of application servers? There are a couple of options for starting & stopping a Java EE application server, plus deploying and undeploying an archive (web, ear, ...) to it: JSR-88