Fixtures is a fancy word for sample data. Fixtures allow you to populate your testing database with predefined data before your tests run.
The fixture implementation for loading testdata in play 1 was great. But all fixture related code for play 2 I found was ebean releated. After some research I decided to use Fixy for loading test data. It needed only some small changes to adapt it for play 2.
A yaml fixture file in the play conf folder can be loaded inside a transaction with this code:
Fixy fixtures = new JpaFixyBuilder(JPA.em()).build();
The yaml for a Task Model with a name an done flag would look like this:
- !package models
name: Task 1
Check out the samples in the fixy unit tests on github for more details on using fixy.