I’ve been playing with DBUnit recently, and it is pretty much everything I was looking for.
I’m surprised I hadn’t heard about this earlier among all the other *Units. dIon gave a neat little demo of it at SJUG last month, including the always important availability of a Maven plugin that he wrote.
Goodbye 2000 line test database setup code! 🙂 Now I just navigate the site generating test data in real time on a clean database, and then run maven dbunit to generate the XML. To update, put it back in the original state with dbunit:import-dataset then repeat, or just edit the XML by hand. Very nice.

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