Stress testing is fun and all other tests typically test your app with a single thread. However: once deployed, your application will never again run in a single threaded environment... So unit tests are nice, but stress tests are absolutely necessary in a Java EE environment.
My (Adam Bien) JavaOne talk: "Stress Testing JavaEE Applications" is available online:
Java EE 7 Workshops: Bootstrap, Effective, Architectures, June, 13th-15th, Munich's Airport
On demand workshops: Java EE 7 Bootstrap, Effective Java EE 7, Java EE 7 Testing and NEW: Java EE 7 Microservices are available for streaming