MockServer Component Testing

The testing struggle is real…

We test complex systems that integrate with multiple other complex systems.

These kinds of dependencies can cause inevitable delays on getting testing done. However working in a micro services environment this requires testing sooner to deliver faster.

To assist us with this problem we use MockServer to mock out some of the systems we integrate with via HTTP or HTTPS.

Using MockServer allows us to do a couple of really cool things like:

· Create the responses for our HTTP dependencies.

· Isolate the SUT so we remain in a known state.

· Test the application in isolation and not all its other dependencies.

· Include test assertions that verify the requests the SUT has sent.

Come hear about some of the testing problems we faced and how MockServer helped us on our Automation testing journey.

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Outline/Structure of the Workshop

PowerPoint presentation - introduction of ourselves and a brief explanation of what MockServer is.

Workshop - which will include a demo and practical application of how to use MockServer to mock dependencies.

Learning Outcome

How mock-server works

Collaboration effort for devs and testers

Mocking dependencies & verify requests

Test sooner & deliver faster

Isolating the SUT

Target Audience

Developers and Testers

Prerequisites for Attendees



Notebook and pen

A smile

Good energy

schedule Submitted 9 months ago

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  • Anand Bagmar
    By Anand Bagmar  ~  8 months ago
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    Hi Blanche, Calvin,

    MockServer component testing seems very relevant. However, how would you make this topic fit / tie with AppiumConf? 

    Also, can you share some reference slides & a sample video of you speaking about the content to help the program team?

    • Naresh Jain
      By Naresh Jain  ~  8 months ago
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      Hi Blanche, Calvin,

      Can you please reply to Anand's comments?

      • Calvin Moore
        By Calvin Moore  ~  8 months ago
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        Apologies - commented.

    • Calvin Moore
      By Calvin Moore  ~  8 months ago
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      Our sincerest apologies for the delayed response. I have been out of the office for 3 weeks, only returning to work today.

      We feel our proposal is relevant as its both technical and relates to testing which has been indicated as topics of interest.

      In addition, we believe attendees stand to gain valuable insights to assist them with their automation strategies which is aligned with the purpose of the Appium Conf.

      Component testing is a formalised way of testing systems.  Any decent testing pyramid schematic has featured it for the last few years and has sound theoretical backing.  However, implementing it in a real world scenario and gaining significant benefit to offset the additional cost of development is an entirely different story.  We would like to share our learnings with your audience having invested many man months into this project.  We aim to describe the problem we are looking to solve in a way that is relatable to many dev houses, how we went about implementing it, its shortcomings, our learnings, and its return on investment for teams in our company that are actively using it. And finally, we will discuss our planned next steps and how we will use this newly developed design as a stepping stone to automated cross system end to end tests in spawned environments.


      Calvin & Blanché