API Conference 2018
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September 24 - 26, 2018 in Berlin

Testing Microservices with Consumer-driven Contracts

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Infos
Tuesday, September 25 2018
14:30 - 15:30
Room:
Salon 1

Testing microservices is challenging. This is because, despite their independence, they are often still coupled via API calls. It’s this coupling that can lead to issues such as:

  • Too much reliance on slow and brittle end-to-end testing
  • False positives generated by inaccurate stubs
  • No idea whether changing an API endpoint will break anything
  • Difficult to reason about Microservice dependencies

This talk will introduce the consumer-driven contract testing technique, a TDD at the API level approach for Microservices. It aims to resolve all of these issues and more, leading to truly independently testable and releasable services.

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