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London #TesterGathering - The Comedy - 25th February 2020

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Elizabeth F. and 3 others


The February London #TesterGathering will be on the 25th February 2020.

The Comedy
7 Oxendon Street, London, SW1Y 4EE

The plan:
We have a room from 6:00pm onwards

Title: Verifying Relationships
Consumer Driven Contract Tests and Microservices

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Microservice architecture brings many benefits but there is one potential pitfall when testing them. How do you model and test the many relationships between services? You could try integration tests but they are expensive to maintain, slow to run and come with orchestration complications.

Contract testing could help with this. But the traditional contract test has a circular problem. The team writing the service defines the contract and the test. As soon as this isn’t kept up to date (only a matter of time) the test is useless.

A better approach is Consumer-Driven Contract testing. Here we use the output of contract tests owned by your consumers to test your API. This talk will introduce you to the Pact framework to write these tests and the key concepts. You will be able to avoid that integration test pack and have more time for other test activities in your team.

Speaker: Thomas Shipley
Title: How NOT to do public speaking
There are 1000s of hours of videos, blogs, tutorials and podcasts out there for testers on how to approach public speaking. From coming up with a topic to presenting on the day, there is a cornucopia of riches on how to succeed at every step.

I decided not to add to that ever growing and amazing bunch of resources and instead share my observations on how NOT to do public speaking focused on testers and testing. This is for anyone looking to get into public speaking or those already embroiled in the madness.

If you have ever wanted to know:

why you should make your abstract all about you and not about your chosen subject

why and when plagiarism is a good idea

why practising your talk is for wimps

Then this, very much is, is the talk for you!

Speaker: Elizabeth Fiennes


Hope to see you there.


The Comedy Pub
7 Oxendon Street · London
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