Microservice Testing, or the MiddleMan
I’ve been thinking about Component Testing recently especially in an environment where the components are not necessarily all written in the same language, or you have some convoluted messaging paths through the components.
There are lots of great tools out there for everything but full integration testing. Component level integrations are hard, ideally you want your application to be running as it would in production but you still want to observe all the communication between Components.
How does one simplify the verification of the interactions of the components without having to make heavy modification to the actual code to facilitate testing, or just hitting a service and assuming if the response is correct then you got there in the way you expected to get there?
There is a layer that knows all of this of course, that layer is the network layer. While you are spending time...
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