Containers are a solution to the problem of how to get the software to run when moved from one computing environment to another. Especially with Docker, as container solution, started a new DevOps trend. We, as software engineers, leverage this technology to ship our software to any environment.
Almost two years have passed since I wrote my first integration test for a Kafka Spring Boot application.
It took me a lot of research to write this first integration test and I eventually ended up to write a blog post on testing Kafka with Spring Boot.
There was not too much information out there about writing those tests and at the end it was really simple to do it, but undocumented.
I have seen a lot of feedback and interaction with my previous blog post and the GitHub Gist.
Since then spring-kafka-test changed two times the usage pattern and JUnit 5 has been introduces.
That means the…
In a previous blog post
I demonstrated how the vector datatype in Elasticsearch can be used to search words by their semantic meaning.
In this post I will show how a reverse image search for paintings can be implemented using the same methods.
Given a photo of a painting, we will use Elasticsearch to find other paintings which look similar.
Integrating external services into an application is often challenging.
Instead of doing the testing manually, the setup could be tested also automated.
In case you are using Spring Boot, for a couple of services there exist an integration.
This blog post will show how you can setup your Kafka tests to use an embedded Kafka server.
I found this experience really nice – to be able to get some insights on how people have solved big issues and how they got pwned. What is more, it was good to see that I am personally going in the right direction (or at least, let’s say, getting on the trends)