Arquillian Transaction Extension 1.0.0.Alpha2 Released

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The Arquillian team is proud to announce the 1.0.0.Alpha2 release of the Arquillian Transaction Extension component!

JTA implementation

The time has come to extract the JTA transactions support from Arquillian Persistence Extension and move it over to the Transaction Extension. It was in fact quite a natural refactoring step. This opens the possibility of providing a different transaction manager to your (not only) persistence related tests. Many thanks to Jakub Narloch for bringing the Transaction Extension to life as a top level module and helping with this release!

Future releases of the Arquillian Persistence Extension will ship with the JTA extension implementation as a dependency, but the Persistence Extension API will change to the new API from the Transaction Extension. Since the Persistence Extension is using the transaction provider SPI you will be able to change the implementation without a need to adopt your test code to whatever comes in the future.


Just include this in your dependencies to leverage the JTA implementation within the container of your choice.


New SPI hook

The TransactionEnabler interface has been introduced to the SPI. It gives the option to alternate the strategy for enabling transactions. This is particularly handy for the Persistence Extension where we automatically wrap annotations like @UsingDataSet or @ShouldMatchDataSet in a transaction. For reference you may take a look at the new SPI interface and the related tests.

That’s pretty much it! We look forward to hearing your feedback about this release in the community forums!

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Release details

Component Arquillian Transaction Extension
Version 1.0.0.Alpha2 view tag
Release date 2012-10-29
Released by Aslak Knutsen
Compiled against

Published artifacts org.jboss.arquillian.extension

  • org.jboss.arquillian.extension » arquillian-transaction-api jar javadoc pom
  • org.jboss.arquillian.extension » arquillian-transaction-spi jar javadoc pom
  • org.jboss.arquillian.extension » arquillian-transaction-impl-base jar javadoc pom
  • org.jboss.arquillian.extension » arquillian-transaction-jta jar javadoc pom
  • org.jboss.arquillian.extension » arquillian-transaction-bom pom

Release notes and resolved issues 6

Embedded Container and JTA support

  • ARQ-1137 - Provide a way to alter logic determining if transaction support is required
  • ARQ-1156 - Improve resource handling
Feature Request
  • ARQ-1074 - TransactionProvider should be supported on client side
  • ARQ-1155 - Make JNDI transaction name configurable
  • ARQ-1069 - JTA implementation for Transaction Extension

Thanks to the following list of contributors: Bartosz Majsak, Aslak Knutsen, Jakub Narloch