5 microservice testing strategies for startups

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Testing microservices is hard. I learned just how hard it could be when I first dived into a tech stack with seven separate microservices, each with its own code base, dependency management, feature branches, and database schema—which also happened to have a unique set of migrations.

Talk about hectic.

The approach I took was to run everything locally. That meant that whenever I wanted to run end-to-end tests, I needed to go through the following five steps for each of the seven microservices:

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 03:00