Category Archives: Automation

Testing your contracts (5/5)

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In parts 1-4 of this series, I’ve looked at what contract testing is, introduced the pact framework and showed how you can use it to create consumer side and provider side code to ensure a specific contract scenario.

Now I’m going to look at building pact in to your pipeline and tips on how to achieve this in an efficient way that doesn’t block or slow product delivery.

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Testing your contracts (4/5)

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If you’ve been ready the parts I’ve written so far, you’ll know we’ve gone through what contract testing is, the pact framework and the consumer side code for a specific scenario.

In this part, we’ll be examining the provider side code of the same scenario. I’d therefore recommend checking out the earlier parts if you haven’t yet, or even for a refresher as this part may not have much context otherwise.

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Testing your contracts (2/5)

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Pact

In part 1, we looked at what contract testing is and the gap it can cover in an automation strategy. In part 2, we’re going to look at Pact, which is the most widely used contract testing technology and how its framework implements contract testing.

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Testing your contracts (1/5)

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Contract.. what now?

I have been doing a lot of work with contract testing recently and wanted to do a blog series on something, so this seems as good a thing as anything else! And it’s more technical and I want to do a mix of technical and non-technical blogs.

So, contract testing… some of you may have done this before and some of you may not but it’s becoming more and more relevant given the rise of micro-services and REST APIs.

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Automation – The Tester’s Holy Grail (Part 2)

<i>Est Reading Time: </i> 4 minutes<br><br>Now that I’ve finally got around to doing part 2, I should probably remind myself of the reason for part 1…

So..

A question that I seem to have been asked a lot recently is:

“How do I get in to automated testing?”

For part 1 I explained a couple of issues I see with the question and the reason people ask it. You can find part 1 here.

Even given any potential pitfalls though automation is a great area to look to get in to so these are my tips for helping anyone start. Continue reading

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Am I a tester?

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My name is Steven and I am a tester
I was thinking of which subject to do for my first blog post and the above seemed a good way to start, even thought it might sound like a introduction at a self help group session.
It’s taken from a recent presentation I gave around the subject of what being a tester actually means in a modern software development industry. Using myself as a case study, I wanted to explore whether I can still actually call myself a tester.

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