DOP 187: Simplify Testing With Testcontainers

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022

Show Notes

#187: When writing tests that need to talk to a data source, you’re usually faced with a couple of options. The first one is that you setup a database server on your machine. The problem with that is what happens when other developers need to run those same tests? They have to setup the database too.

The other option is you can mock your database connections. However, it’s hard to keep your mock up to date with the latest features of the database you are using. What if there was another option you could use? Enter Testcontainers.

In this episode we speak with Sergei Egorov from AtomicJar about the history of Testcontainers and how to implement it into your development processes.


Sergei Egorov


Darin Pope

Darin Pope

Darin Pope is a developer advocate for CloudBees.

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic is a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and published author.

His big passions are DevOps, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences (latest can be found here).

He has published The DevOps Toolkit Series, DevOps Paradox and Test-Driven Java Development.

His random thoughts and tutorials can be found in his blog

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