Schema testing with k6 (k6 Office Hours #87)
In this k6 Office Hours episode, Developer Advocates Marie Cruz and Paul Balogh discuss what contract testing is, if schema testing is the same as contract testing, and how to do schema validation testing using Grafana k6.
00:00 Introduction and announcements
05:45 What is integration testing?
07:30 The rise of contract testing
08:52 How would we explain contract testing
11:14 How is contract testing different from API testing?
14:11 Initial effort with contract testing
15:44 Benefits of contract testing
21:08 Elements of contract testing (provider, consumer, contract)
23:22 What is schema testing?
25:10 How is contract testing different from schema testing?
26:50 Advantages and disadvantages of schema testing compared to contract testing
30:54 How does k6 perform schema testing?
37:47 k6-chaijs-contract plugin
51:01 Other tools for schema and contract testing (ajv and Pact)
Nicole's KubeCon talk: https://youtu.be/Og4-Z6j_0M0
Load test types guide: https://k6.io/docs/test-types/load-test-types/
GrafanaCON 2023: https://grafana.com/about/events/grafanacon/2023/
k6 extensions survey: https://k6.io/docs/extensions/
k6-chaijs-contract plugin: https://github.com/grafana/k6-jslib-k6chaijs-contracts
JSON Schema validator: https://www.jsonschemavalidator.net/
AJV JSON Schema validator: https://ajv.js.org/
Pact contract testing: https://docs.pact.io/
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