Articles tagged with
integration tests

04 Jun 2024

REST service client: design, testing, monitoring

The purpose of this article is to present how to design, test, and monitor a REST service client. The article includes a repository with clients written in Kotlin using various technologies such as WebClient, RestClient, Ktor Client, Retrofit. It demonstrates how to send and retrieve data from an external service, add a cache layer, and parse the received response into domain objects.


09 Jul 2015

Testing server faults with Wiremock

SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) as a modern approach to build distributed enterprise applications gives us many benefits, including resiliency and fault-tolerance. On the other hand, there are many new kinds of SOA-specific faults, like publishing, discovery, composition, binding or execution faults (as stated in A Fault Taxonomy for Service-Oriented Architecture). Error handling is one of the most important things to have services right designed and implemented (see article Error Handling Considerations in SOA Analysis & Design). In this article, I want to focus only on a small aspect of this broad subject: unexpected service behaviors which, if not properly handled by the client, can lead to application inaccessibility.