Watch Daniel Bryant's JAX London 2018 session

Testing microservices: From development to production

JAXenter Editorial Team

If you are looking for helpful tips on how to overcome challenges in testing microservices, you are at the right place! Join Daniel Bryant to learn about the theory, techniques, and practices needed to overcome testing obstacles.

Testing microservices is challenging. Dividing a system into components naturally creates inter-service dependencies, and each service has its own performance and fault-tolerance characteristics that need to be validated during development, the QA process, and continually in production. Join Daniel Bryant to learn about the theory, techniques, and practices needed to overcome this challenge. Here is what you can find in this session:

  • Introduction to the challenges of testing distributed microservice systems
  • Learn how to isolate tests within a complex microservice ecosystem
  • Introduction to consumer-driven contract testing
  • Explore how API simulation can be used for testing work undertaken during DevOps, legacy system and high-volume load testing
  • Implementing fault-injection testing to validate nonfunctional requirements in development and QA
  • An introduction and discussion of the need for continually validating microservice systems running in production, both through observability and chaos engineering


Daniel Bryant works as an Independent Technical Consultant. He specializes in enabling continuous delivery within organizations through the identification of value streams, creation of build pipelines, and implementation of effective testing strategies. Daniel’s current technical expertise focuses on ‘DevOps’ tooling, cloud/container platforms, and microservice implementations. He also contributes to several open source projects, writes for InfoQ, O’Reilly, and Voxxed, and regularly presents at international conferences such as OSCON, QCon, and JavaOne.



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