2019 Nov 2019 - Testing Java Microservices with Andy Gumbrecht

Co-author of the highly acclaimed Testing Java Microservices, Andy Gumbrecht visits the West Midlands Java User Group in November! Focusing on testing Java Microservices, you will learn some neat embedded Kafka and mongo, Arquillian and gitlab pipeline tests.

This developer-only event takes place at 19:00 on Monday 4th November in Birmingham city centre.

Booking Notes

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Session Abstract

19:00 - Testing Microservices (with Java)

Even with traditional software tests, there’s never a guarantee that an application will actually function correctly in the production environment. Add microservices, remote resources that are accessible over a network, into the mix and testing is even more tricky.

To make things even harder, services typically need to collaborate with additional network-based services, making testing even more challenging.

Moving to a microservices architecture requires a change in the mindset of developers. So will using old testing techniques with new architectures still work?

In this deep session, you’ll learn several test strategies that solve the most common issues likely to be encountered when writing tests for a microservices architecture. We will take a condensed look at how tools such as Arquillian, JUnit, Docker-compose and techniques such as service virtualization, consumer-driven testing and embedded testing can aid you in accomplishing this task.


About Andy

Andy Gumbrecht is an Apache TomEE PMC member, developer and former evangelist at Tomitribe.

Now working as a Software Architect at Phoenix-Contact in Germany, he is still an active contributor of Apache projects including OpenEJB/TomEE and The Arquillian testing framework.

Andy is a speaker at local Java Users Groups and conferences throughout Europe.

He has been using in production environments and contributing to Apache OpenEJB / TomEE since 2009.

You can find some of Andy’s technical postings at http://www.tomitribe.com/blog and also some embarrassing YouTube videos.

Andy has been fitting in tight code since getting a Sinclair ZX81 with a whopping 1k memory back in 1982

Find him on Twitter @AndyGeeDe

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About the West Midlands Java User Group

West Midlands Java user group for Birmingham Area Java professionals, graduates, students and enthusiastic amateurs.

This is a group for Java developers to share knowledge and develop skills. We meet once a month for presentations, lectures and discussions.

Aside from our website WM-JUG.org, we can also be found on your favourite social networks. LinkedIn / Facebook / Twitter

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