I have written about the challenges of writing unit tests for applications which use Spring Social 1.1.0 and provided one solution for it. Although unit testing is valuable, it doesn’t really tell us if our application is working correctly. That
I have been planning to write a Spring testing book for some time now. About a month ago I tried to create a table of contents for the book. I failed miserably. The problem was that although I know what should be in the book, I found it hard to
Let’s assume that we have implemented a Spring powered application, and secured it by using the method security expressions of Spring Security. Our next task is to implement a scheduled job which uses the secured methods. To be more specific,
Spring Social 1.0 has a spring-social-test module which provides support for testing Connect implementations and API bindings. This module was removed from Spring Social 1.1.0, and it was replaced with the Spring MVC Test framework. The problem is
The first part of this tutorial described how we can configure Spring Social 1.1.0 and Spring Security 3.2.0 but it left two very important questions unanswered. These questions are: How can a user create a new user account? How can a user log in?
In the good old days users logged in by using the combination of username and password. Although nowadays some people still prefer the traditional way, a growing number of users want to sign in by using their social media accounts. This is a what