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Java Tools for Extreme Programming: Mastering Open Source Tools, Including Ant, JUnit, and Cactus

ISBN: 978-0-471-20708-5
544 pages
November 2001
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Learn how to use the hottest new Java open source tools for eXtreme Programming
eXtreme Programming (XP) is a new development methodology for building software systems quickly without sacrificing quality. New Java open source tools have appeared recently that help with the most time-consuming and difficult part of the XP process-testing, integration, and deployment. Java Tools for eXtreme Programming is the first complete guide to using those tools for XP. Throughout the book, author Richard Hightower uses a sample application to demonstrate how each Java tool is used. For each tool, he provides a concise description of key concepts, plenty of code examples, and directions for setting up scripts for automating the development step in which the tool is used. The book also features a detailed reference to each of the major tools, complete with coding examples.
* XP is the most popular new development methodology
* A practical, code-intensive guide to the tools that enterprise Java developers need when using the XP methodology to build applications
Companion Web site features sample code, XP software tool updates, and links to useful XP sites.
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Introduction to Extreme Programming.

J2EE Deployment Concepts.

Example Applications.


Continuous Integration with Ant.

Building Java Applications with Ant.

Building J2EE Applications with Ant.

Unit Testing with JUnit.

Testing Container Services with Cactus.

Functional Testing with HttpUnit.

Measuring Application Performance with JMeter.

Load Testing with JUnitPerf.


Ant Tag Reference.

Ant API Reference.

JUnit API Reference.

Cactus API Reference.

HttpUnit API Reference.

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RICHARD HIGHTOWER is Director of Development at eBlox, where he spearheads the company's XP adoption efforts and provides technical leadership. He is a regular contributor to Java Developer's Journal and is the former Senior Software Engineer for Java Architecture at Intel.

NICHOLAS LESIECKI has been employed in the software industry for longer than the corporate life spans of most dot-coms. He currently boasts one of the top ten Java certification scores in the nation.

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"...an excellent tutorial... I strongly recommend this book..." (CVu, August 2002)

"...an excellent introduction to the world of eXtreme Programming..." (Visual Systems Journal, October 2002)

Book of the Month - “…a much needed book…”(Computer Bulletin, March 2003)

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Companion SiteVisit the companion site to the book
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