Arquillian Cube is an Arquillian extension that can be used to manage Docker containers from Arquillian. Basically it starts all Docker containers required for your tests, deploys the application (or micro-application) which can be Java based or not, runs the tests and finally stops all of them.
Thanks of Arquillian Cube you can run your integration tests from your local IDE in similar situation as in production environment since in both cases everything is running inside Docker.
But you can go one step forward and you can instruct Arquillian Cube to not start Docker container instances locally (or inside your local boot2docker) but start them in external locations such as your preproduction infrastructure.
Thanks of Digital Ocean that has provided us a free account with some money, we can show you in next screencast how by simply changing one attribute (which could be automated with maven-resources-plugin or just using system properties), we are running the same test against local Docker instance or remotely to Digital Ocean infrastructure.
You can read more about Arquillian and Arquillian Cube in book Arquillian In Action (www.manning.com/sotobueno).
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