Sunday, April 20, 2014

[add-on] monitoring lite with deltaspike

there are quite a lot of different use-cases for monitoring and auditing. for more advanced use-cases projects like apache sirona are reasonable. however, in several cases it's enough to have a simple interceptor which collects information (which can get processed at the end of a request). since a lot of projects implemented it on their own and end up with similar solutions, i've created an add-on for apache deltaspike which supports several common use-cases like exception monitoring, performance monitoring (via execution time) and auditing (with or without method-parameter values).

after adding the add-on to a project based on deltaspike the usage is simple, just annotate a method or the whole class with @InvocationMonitored and create a cdi-observer for MonitoredMethodInvocationsEvent. the add-on will collect information about the monitored method-invocations during a request and you can process the entries based on your requirements. the following example illustrates a sample usage. it's up to you which information you use and how you process it (e.g. logging it, storing it in a persistent store,...).

asynchronous processing is also supported via an @Asynchronous observer in an ejb.

the optional jsf module allows to record the current view-id per entry and the processing after the rendering-phase.

the add-on is available here.

Friday, April 18, 2014

simple cdi and ejb tests with deltaspike

apache deltaspike v0.6+ provides an easy to use, but quite powerful junit test-runner. it's based on the container-control api of deltaspike. deltaspike itself currently provides implementations for openwebeans, weld and openejb (tomee).

the last one is important, if you need to test a cdi+ejb based application. just by using a different container-control implementation (deltaspike-cdictrl-openejb) in your build config and adding openejb (/tomee) via org.apache.openejb:openejb-core, you can test cdi-beans as well as ejbs. just inject them as usual via @Inject (also @EJB works as expected).

an example can be found here.