Integration Testing Behaviour with Mountebank

Developer's machine > dev shared environment > staging environment > UAT > production. Probably not exactly how everyone structures their delivery pipelines but probably not that far off. It allows instant feedback on whether what a developer is writing actually works with the code other developers are writing. And that's a really good thing. Unfortunately, it misses something... Each environment … Continue reading Integration Testing Behaviour with Mountebank

Going Deep Enough with Microservices

Moving from a monolith architecture to microservices is a widely debated process, with many recommendations and nuggets of advice available on the web in blogs like this. There are so many different opinions out there mainly because where an enterprise finds their main complexities lay depends on the skillsets of their technologists, the domain knowledge … Continue reading Going Deep Enough with Microservices

A Helpful Circuit Breaker in C#

Introduction With the increasing popularity of SOA in the guise of ‘microservices’, circuit breakers are now a must have weapon in any developer’s arsenal. Services are rarely 100% reliable; outages happen, network connections get pulled, memory gets filled, routing tables get corrupted. In an environment where multiple services are each calling multiple other services, the … Continue reading A Helpful Circuit Breaker in C#

Building a Resilient Bidirectional Integration with Salesforce

blockquote {font-size: 12px;} 18 months ago I started building an integration between my client’s existing systems and Salesforce. Up until that point I had no exposure to Salesforce so my client also brought in a consultancy for whom it was a speciality. Between us we came up with a strategy where we would expose a collection … Continue reading Building a Resilient Bidirectional Integration with Salesforce