I would like to share a couple shell of utilities that I have collected. These are for fast Maven multi modules reporting from your unit tests results, without having you to run entire Maven site reports, which can take a LONG time to generate if you have a large project!
Recently, I ran into an open-source test framework called Citrus. Citrus supports you in testing message interfaces in enterprise applications. Manual testing effort as well as coding mocks and simulators are not necessary.
When using the term 'lifecycle' the Guys at Spring are referring to the construction and destruction of your beans and usually this is in relation to the construction and destruction the Spring Context.