It has been a while since the last release in the Citrus universe. It took us some time to get the new Citrus release 2.7.2 ready for you.
Of course we were not being lazy in that time. Besides the new Citrus 2.7.2 release we are proud to announce a new player in the Citrus team. The Citrus administration UI is a
web-based user interface that helps you to manage your Citrus projects and test cases.

Often users complained about the complexity of having to learn all about Citrus and the Spring framework in particular as Citrus uses Spring for configuration and dependency injection.
Especially non-developers had problems to master the learning curve for Citrus and Spring when starting to use the framework. Also people asked for a way to have a user interface for managing
components and tests.

We heard you and introduced a new administration user interface for Citrus! There is a detailed Citrus Admin documentation (which is still ongoing).
However I would like to outline the main features of that web UI here in a short post for you.

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Author:Christoph Deppisch
Tags:docker, maven, citrus
Categories:citrus, development

The ELK-Stack is a good option to aggregate and visualize distributed logging-data. It basically based on

The core of the most ELK applications is the Logstash configuration. A user defines here which data (inputs) is processed, how (filter) the data is processed and where it will go afterwards (outputs). Especilly this configuration contains a lot of logic which is unfortunally not easy to test. In this article I want to show you how to setup a testing environment for your Logstash configuration.

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Author:Tim Keiner
Tags:ELK, Logstash, elasticsearch, docker, maven, citrus
Categories:citrus, development

Got an an internationalized Java app?
Then the maven-rbc-plugin plugin can help you finding

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Author:Admin
Tags:gmaven, Maven, maven-rbc-plugin, Plugins
Categories:java, maven
Citrus and TestNG groups

TestNG groups add great flexibility to the Citrus test execution. We are able to divide all tests into several groups reaching a sophisticated seperation of concerns in our test setup. As an example I want to classify some of my functional Citrus tests as “long-running”. These tests may not apply to continuous execution every time I package my project. Instead of this I want to set up a scheduled integration build to execute those long-running tests in a time schedule.

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Author:Christoph Deppisch
Tags:Citrus, Maven, testng
Categories:citrus, maven

In larger projects usually a team of testers is working on Citrus integration tests. This means that we need to localize the citrus.properties for testing on different machines, as each tester executes test cases with individual environment settings. In this post I’d like to share an easy way to localize the Citrus settings with Maven.

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Author:Christoph Deppisch
Tags:Citrus, Maven
Categories:citrus, development
Labs Maven Repository

Labs got its own maven repository now:

How do I access the repo for my Maven project?

Add the repos to your project POM. Here’s an example for the release repository:

</p>
<repository>
  <id>consol-labs-release</id>
  <url>http://labs.consol.de/maven/repository/</url>
  <snapshots>
    <enabled>false</enabled>
  </snapshots>
 <releases>
    <enabled>true</enabled>
  </releases>
</repository>
<repository>
  <id>consol-labs-snapshots</id>
  <url>http://labs.consol.de/maven/snapshots-repository/</url>
  <snapshots>
    <enabled>true</enabled>    <!-- Policy: always, daily, interval:xxx (xxx=#minutes, 60*24*7=10080), never -->
    <updatepolicy>interval:10080</updatepolicy>
  </snapshots>
  <releases>
    <enabled>false</enabled>
  </releases>
</repository>
<p>

How do I release to the repos?

Simply add this profile to your project, and activate it when deploying:

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<profile>
  <id>dist-labs</id>
  <distributionmanagement>
    <repository>
      <id>consol-labs-release</id>
      <url>scpexe://labs.consol.de/home/maven-repository/www/htdocs/repository</url>
    </repository>
    <snapshotrepository>
      <id>consol-labs-snapshots</id>
      <url>scpexe://labs.consol.de/home/maven-repository/www/htdocs/snapshots-repository</url>
    </snapshotrepository>
  </distributionmanagement>
</profile>
<p>

Additionally, you’ll have to modify your $HOME/.m2/settings.xml and configure the user for SSH deployment:
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<server>
  <id>consol-labs-release</id>
  <username>maven-repository</username>
</server>
<server>
  <id>consol-labs-snapshots</id>
  <username>maven-repository</username>
</server>
<p>

Now you can simply deploy using Maven:
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mvn clean install deploy -Pdist-labs<br />

Note: We only support SSH transport for now, using SSH authorized keys.

Author:Admin
Tags:Maven, repository
Categories:maven, development

In a multi module Maven project, it seems non trival to reference the project root location from the sub modules deeper down in the module hierarchy. The following approach describes how to configure a plugin referencing a root POM relative file.

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Author:Admin
Tags:gmaven, Maven
Categories:maven, development
Monitoring-Workshop 2017 12./13.9. Düsseldorf