REST APIs, testing with Docker containers and pytest

Episode 58 · December 13th, 2018 · 28 mins 9 secs

About this Episode

Let's say you've got a web application you need to test.
It has a REST API that you want to use for testing.

Can you use Python for this testing even if the application is written in some other language? Of course.
Can you use pytest? duh. yes. what else?
What if you want to spin up docker instances, get your app running in that, and run your tests against that environment?
How would you use pytest to do that?
Well, there, I'm not exactly sure. But I know someone who does.

Dima Spivak is the Director of Engineering at StreamSets, and he and his team are doing just that.
He's also got some great advice on utilizing code reviews across teams for test code, and a whole lot more.

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