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SkillsCast

Testing microservices built with Akka HTTP and Akka actors

21st February 2017 in London at CodeNode

This SkillsCast was filmed at Testing microservices built with Akka HTTP and Akka actors

Many teams choose Akka HTTP in combination with Akka actors to write services but, while Akka is a very powerful technology, it is very easy to introduce bugs if you're not testing it thoroughly. In this presentation I am going to show you how to build a simple microservice with Akka HTTP and Akka and explore different aspects of testing it: actor level unit testing, route testing, API level testing, with lots of code examples.

By the end of this talk, you should have a good idea about how to write such a microservice and validate it with a solid test-suite from day one.

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Testing microservices built with Akka HTTP and Akka actors

Tudor Palanga

Tudor is a Software Consultant based in London with more than 15 years of software development experience. After working for a while as a Java engineer for some well known clients (Oracle, BNP Paribas, Sony Playstation Network) he decided to steer his career to Scala and eventually he's joined Expedia/Hotels.com where he's writing software as part of the SEM Tools team.

SkillsCast

Many teams choose Akka HTTP in combination with Akka actors to write services but, while Akka is a very powerful technology, it is very easy to introduce bugs if you're not testing it thoroughly. In this presentation I am going to show you how to build a simple microservice with Akka HTTP and Akka and explore different aspects of testing it: actor level unit testing, route testing, API level testing, with lots of code examples.

By the end of this talk, you should have a good idea about how to write such a microservice and validate it with a solid test-suite from day one.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:

Thanks to our sponsors

About the Speaker

Testing microservices built with Akka HTTP and Akka actors

Tudor Palanga

Tudor is a Software Consultant based in London with more than 15 years of software development experience. After working for a while as a Java engineer for some well known clients (Oracle, BNP Paribas, Sony Playstation Network) he decided to steer his career to Scala and eventually he's joined Expedia/Hotels.com where he's writing software as part of the SEM Tools team.