API Conference 2019
The Conference for Web APIs, API Design & Management
October 14 - 16, 2019 in Berlin

Testing Microservices with Consumer-driven Contracts

This talk originates from the archive. To the CURRENT program
Until conference starts
✓ 2 in 1 conference package ✓ Group discount ✓ Special discount for freelancers Register now
Tuesday, September 25 2018
14:30 - 15:30

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.

All News & Updates of API Conference 2019:

Behind the Tracks

API Management

A detailed look at the development of APIs

API Development

Architecture of APIs and API systems

API Design & Documentation

From policies and identities to monitoring

API Platforms & Software as a Service

Web APIs for a larger audience & API platforms related to SaaS