Solving the integration testing puzzle with contract testing with Bas Dijkstra

Solving the integration testing puzzle with contract testing with Bas Dijkstra

Lee Turner

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We are very excited to welcome Bas Dijkstra as a speaker at Brighton JUG. Bas is a Test automation trainer and consultant at On Test Automation. He will be giving a talk on - Solving the integration testing puzzle with contract testing

Modern applications that are built out of loosely coupled pose some challenges in terms of integration and E2E testing. Contract testing is an approach that is meant to address these challenges. In this talk and live demo, I’ll

  • introduce the concept of contract testing
  • discuss different approaches to contract testing
  • give a demo of how contract testing in Java works using the Pact framework
  • address benefits and implementation challenges of contract testing

Our friends at Silicon Brighton will again be providing the AV and streaming live on YouTube and LinkedIn, plus there will be drinks and pizza courtesy of Runway East and Silicon Brighton, and a chance to chat with the Brighton Kotlin community for those attending in person.

Bas Dijkstra

I’m a test automation trainer and consultant with 17 years of experience in improving testing efforts through smart use of tools. In these 17 years, I’ve covered everything from building and maintaining test automation solutions that work, to creating and implementing test automation strategies across teams and organizations.

I’m an experienced corporate trainer and have successfully delivered many courses on test automation to companies in the Netherlands as well as abroad, to excellent reviews. My courses are built on the experience I’ve gained in 17 years of being a test automation consultant, so I know what works and what doesn’t.

I’ve also recently launched a (corporate) mentoring service, aimed at helping individuals become great automation engineers:

Next to being a trainer and consultant, I am also the developer of RestAssured .Net, a library for easy testing of HTTP APIs in C#:

I also enjoy public speaking and have been doing about 20 talks yearly for the last 3-4 years, including keynotes at respected international conferences. If you’re looking for a speaker for your corporate event or conference, feel free to send me a message.

I’m particularly interested in travelling for speaking or training engagements to Norway 🇳🇴, Canada 🇨🇦, South Africa 🇿🇦, Malaysia 🇲🇾, Australia 🇦🇺 or New Zealand 🇳🇿.

Interests outside of work: long distance cycling, travelling, reading fiction and learning Norwegian.