A few days ago, I started studying MyBatis, a persistence framework for Java. Along its XML configuration settings, there is a
<environment> section available for specifying different environment profiles (development, test, production and the like). Basically, it looks like this:
As I started writing tests for a example webapp I was creating, I quickly felt the need to organize these different environment profiles using a simple mechanism, in order to easily get a
SqlSessionFactory instance with the right environment setting whenever I needed. e.g: when testing, I needed an instance using the “test” environment profile.