[ONLINE/Special Guest/English] Integration Testing with Testcontainers

Oct 19, 2021 · Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

In this virtual October meetup, we'll be hosting a special guest - Kevin Wittek - which will introduce us to Testcontainers - a brilliant library helping you do integration testing in ways you couldn't think possible.

20:15 - 20:30 Virtual huddle
20:30 - 21:30 Integration Testing with Testcontainers /
Kevin Wittek - AtomicJar
21:30 - 21:45 Q&A with speaker

= Integration Testing with Testcontainers / Kevin Wittek

Unit testing is fine, but without proper integration testing, especially if you work with external resources like databases and other services, you might not know how your application will actually behave once it has been deployed to the real production environment.

Before Docker, configuring the environment for integration testing was painful – people were using fake database implementations, mocking servers, usually it was not cross-platform as well. However, thanks to Docker, now we can quickly prepare the environment for our tests.

In this talk, I would like to show how you can use Testcontainers ( https://github.com/testcontainers/testcontainers-java… ) – a popular JVM testing library that harnesses Docker to easily, reliably, spin up test dependencies.

As a special focus, we want to have a deeper look at the development and the addition of new features to the Testcontainers library in the recent past. But that’s not all, we will also share an outlook at the horizon of the future of Testcontainers and might even get a glimpse at some brand new features that are currently in active development.

= Kevin Wittek

Testcontainers co-maintainer, passionate about FLOSS, containers and Java. Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador. Likes to write Python programs to support his wife in performing behavioral science experiments with pigeons. Plays the electric guitar and is a musician in his second life.
After many years working in the industry as a software engineer and a short detour into the world of academic blockchain research, Kevin is now working at AtomicJar Inc., trying to make developers more happy and productive, one container at a time.


It's an online event so it's Bring-Your-Own-Food-Drinks :)


We are recording, as always, this meetup and uploading it to our YouTube channel (be sure to subscribe), BUT bear in mind, asking questions about stuff you don't understand is only possible when you attend the live event.

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