Deploy code changes to production with confidence using Consumer Driven Contracts
Consumer Driven Contracts is a testing paradigm that let API-consumers communicate to the API-providers how they are using their services. This talk discusses software testing, how and when to use Consumer Driven Contracts, and how Consumer Driven Contracts can make developers more confident. It also includes live coding to show how to implement Consumer Driven Contracts using the Pact framework.
To increase the velocity and reduce the cost of microservices development, it is key to build and deploy new versions with confidence that you don’t break any dependencies. Microservices are easy to build and run, but they quickly become a tangled web of dependencies that slow down development, resulting in broken dependencies. Organizations that transition from a traditional monolithic design to a microservice architecture will soon realize that it is hard to keep track of all dependencies. Consumer Driven Contracts is a testing paradigm that helps developers keep control on all dependencies in a distributed system. This talk will explain these concepts to developers with a demonstration.
Henrik Stene is a manager and consultant with the Nordic consultancy firm Knowit, and is currently assigned to help build a new sales and ticketing solution for rail operators in Norway. He is passionate about exploring microservice technology and is pondering how to solve their biggest flaws, like the “Integration Test Hell”. Henrik is an avid technology enthusiast, and an early adopter of green technology.