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    Ronan
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    @ronan

    Has anyone here ever tested Microservices? It is something that I am curious about. Microservices have been called a silver bullet for all architectural problems but I am not too sure about that.

    Microservices require a different test strategy too so I am wondering if you have testing microservices, how have you gone about it?

    #15927
    Kasper
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    @kasper

    I have tested Microservices. Testing the services themselves is not very hard since they are usually fairly minimalistic in features.
    The interesting things to test are all the business rules, transformations, API’s, and data storage.
    So when I test microservices I tend to spend a lot of time on the business rules and data transformations, some time at the API and database and fairly little time at the services themselves.

    #17699
    Archana
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    @archana

    Thanks Kasper. I have just started testing Microservices and I am finding your approach helpful.

    #17712
    Tassawer
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    @tassaweramin

    Also found this article 3 Tools for Testing Microservices quite relevant to this topic.

    #17720
    rob
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    @rmeaney

    2 very simple things to start with:

    1. Ensure that you’re using CDC’s(consumer driven contract) type tests to ensure that your micro-services fulfil their contracts with one another.

    2. Build out API level tests including synthetics which alert in production when there’s an issue.

     

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