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Adding Java EE 7 Batch Addon to JBoss Forge ? – Part 7 (Tech Tip #41)

Posted by arungupta on August 7, 2014 at 8:22 PM PDT

This is the seventh part (part 1part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5) of a multi-part video series where Lincoln Baxter (@lincolnthree), George Gastaldi (@gegastaldi) and I are interactively building a Forge addon to add Java EE 7 Batch functionality. So far, here is what different parts have shown:

  • Part 1 showed how to get started with creating an addon, add relevant POM dependencies, build and install the addon using Forge shell, add a new command batch-new-jobxml, and add --reader--processor--writer parameters to the newly added command.
  • Part 2 showed how to identify classes for each CLI parameter that already honor the contract required by the Batch specification.
  • Part 3 showed how parameters can be made required, created templates for reader, processor, and writer, validated the specified parameters.
  • Part 4 added a new test for the command and showed how Forge can be used in debug mode.
  • Part 5 fixed a bug reported by a community member and started work to make processor validation optional.
  • Part 6 upgraded from 2.6.0 to 2.7.1 and started work on reader, processor, and writer template files.

This part shows:

  • Merged the request by George in the workspace
  • Reader, processor, and writer source files are created if they do not exist

Enjoy!

As always, the evolving source code is available at github.com/javaee-samples/forge-addons.

Next episode will add a new test for this functionality.

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