Olaf Gunkel

Olaf is a fullstack software craftsman and the head of the web-engineering department. He deeply cares about software craftsmanship, code quality and agility. He publishes articles and gives talks about softwarecraftsmanship, microservices, test driven development and parallelism on a regular basis.
Olaf Gunkel

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Test as you run (Part 5) – Building and Testing Systems

In the previous part of our series about test-driven development of microservices we created some debug configurations and integration tests with all dependencies in place. This is the fifth part. Read more >

Test as you run (Part 4) – Production like Integration Test

In the previous part of our series about test-driven development of microservices we had a look at how to use Gradle and Docker to debug a service with a database dependency in place and we created a Cassandra Docker image that contains some testdata. This is the fourth part. Read more >

Test as you run (Part 3) – Interactions with Docker Containers

In the previous part of this series about test-driven development of microservices we tested our system with mocks of different sizes. This is the third part.  Read more >

Test as you run (Part 2) – Testing with Database Mocks

In the previous part of our series about test-driven development of microservices we created unit tests for our business logic, had a look at Server-Mock tests and ended up with a Server-Stack Test. This is the second part.  Read more >

Test as you run (Part 1)

tl;dr: It’s easy to build microservices test-driven and I’m gonna show you how. Building a microservices system in a test-driven way can seem quite hard. Based on my talk at the Eclipsecon Europe 2017 I will give an overview on how to create a docker-based microservices system in a test-driven way and how to test every reasonable scope. Read more >

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