JBeret can be used within Quarkus:

In this article I won’t go into details of Quarkus. If you are not familiar with Quarkus, you can learn and check the above project link. Quarkus has the JBeret extension:

Here is the class diagram of the core part of quarkus-jberet:

From the above class diagram, we can see it adds a layer for JBeret to be enabled in Quarkus, so the project that uses JBeret can be deployed into Quarkus with minimum configuration. We can clone this project and play with the tests inside the project:

➤ git clone https://github.com/quarkiverse/quarkus-jberet.git

There are multiple tests that can be used as example:

One of the above tests is BatchletTest:

  • https://github.com/quarkiverse/quarkus-jberet/blob/main/core/deployment/src/test/java/io/quarkiverse/jberet/deployment/BatchletTest.java

This test uses the Quarkus test framework to set up the service running environment, and it will start the Quarkus before test, and then register the components and run the test. Here is the setup part of the test:

static QuarkusUnitTest TEST = new QuarkusUnitTest()
    .setArchiveProducer(() -> ShrinkWrap.create(JavaArchive.class)
        .addAsManifestResource("batchlet.xml", "batch-jobs/batchlet.xml"));

In the above code, it creates the test JAR archive, and it puts the batchlet.xml into the JAR file. This batchlet.xml is defined in the test code directory:

  • https://github.com/quarkiverse/quarkus-jberet/blob/main/core/deployment/src/test/resources/batchlet.xml

The batchlet.xml defines a basic batch job called batchlet-job for testing:

<job id="batchlet-job" xmlns="http://xmlns.jcp.org/xml/ns/javaee" version="1.0">
    <step id="batchlet-step">
        <batchlet ref="batchlet">
                <property name="name" value="#{jobParameters['name']}"/>

In the above batchlet-job, it defines a batchlet just called batchlet. In the batchlet it defines a property called name, which reads the value from a parameter #{jobParameters['name']}. The batchlet and its name are all defined in the BatchletTest code:

public static class DummyBatchlet implements Batchlet {
      @BatchProperty(name = "name")
      String name;

      public String process() {
          if (!name.equals("david")) {
              throw new RuntimeException("Unexpected value injected to 'name': " + name);
          return BatchStatus.COMPLETED.toString();

      public void stop() {

In the above DummyBatchlet, it defines the process() method that will be run in the job. And the value name of the property will be injected during the test running process. Here is one of the test methods inside the test class:

public void runBatchletJob() {
    Properties jobParameters = new Properties();
    jobParameters.setProperty("name", "david");
    JobOperator jobOperator = BatchRuntime.getJobOperator();
    long executionId = jobOperator.start("batchlet", jobParameters);

    await().atMost(5, TimeUnit.SECONDS).until(() -> {
        JobExecution jobExecution = jobOperator.getJobExecution(executionId);
        return BatchStatus.COMPLETED.equals(jobExecution.getBatchStatus());

In the above test, it sets the name property to be used for execution, and then it starts the batchlet defined in the batchlet-job. After the batchlet is running, the test waits for 5 seconds for the execution to be finished, and then check the task finished.

Now we can run the test by running the following commands in the test directory:


Here is the command to run the test:

➤ mvn test -Dtest=BatchletTest

If everything goes fine we can see the tests passed:

[INFO] Tests run: 4, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Skipped: 0

Until now, we have a basic understanding on how JBeret works with Quarkus.