PageTester creates it's own registry but then you don't have any access to it on order to get services. I've got other tests set up which create a registry, load tapestry-hibernate and my app module, and then allows me to use @Inject to inject services directly into my test classes (it's really very cool). This is great because I can start up an hsqldb in-memory db and then test my dao services for real very quickly. Now I want to take it a step further and be able to use PageTester to test pages that make use of dao services. The problem is that I can't do this if I can't access the registry to retrieve services. I could create a separate registry just so that I could use my dao services in my test to load data but that doesn't seem very clean.