Maven and Docker, some thoughts...

[TL;DR] Various strategies are available when using Docker-based Integration test in the Java development lifecycle. This article describes and compares a Maven-centric strategy and a more loosely coupled one. Integration tests with Docker is a dream come true. For years, I have been struggling to get hold of Test Environments where I could validate my software. But now Docker makes it easy and cheap. Further, it allows validation on near Production configuration. »