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Can I Deploy?
27 July 2022

Can I Deploy?

Pactflow’s unique Can I Deploy user interface allows teams to easily digest contract testing results, giving more information on what failed and why. Fix bugs faster and deploy with confidence. Try it on any Pactflow plan today

2 min read

By Administrator
New Adapter: Use Cypress in Contract Testing
7 April 2022

New Adapter: Use Cypress in Contract Testing

As a front end engineer like me, you may find that end-to-end tests might not give you the confidence you need.  The team and I at Pactflow are no strangers to this and

3 min read

By Shuying Lin
Pactflow joins the SmartBear family
6 April 2022

Pactflow joins the SmartBear family

Pactflow joins the SmartBear family. We are pleased to share that Pactflow has entered a definitive agreement to be acquired by SmartBear. We are excited to join the SmartBear family with a common commitment to driving quality software outcomes and fostering the open source community.

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By Matt Fellows
Pactflow features on Thoughtworks' Technology Radar 2021
30 March 2022

Pactflow features on Thoughtworks' Technology Radar 2021

We're honoured to be highlighted in Thoughtworks' Technology Radar 2021 for helping developers address the challenges of continuous testing complex distributed systems.

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By Alicia Foreman
Introducing Bi-Directional Contract Testing

Introducing Bi-Directional Contract Testing

We’re pleased to announce the highly anticipated launch of Bi-Directional Contract Testing, a Pactflow exclusive feature enabling new modes of contract capture and compliance, a broader set of use cases, and a simplified developer experience to supercharge your contract testing journey.

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By Matt Fellows
Evolving the Pactflow brand
10 December 2021

Evolving the Pactflow brand

Introducing our refreshed brand! Like most startups, our team was small in the early days so we embraced lean methodologies to get our product off the ground. Now, as we are growing and maturing, we felt the need for the brand to evolve too.

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By Carl Thompson
The case for contract testing Protobufs, gRPC and Avro
2 September 2021

The case for contract testing Protobufs, gRPC and Avro

High performance technologies such as Protobufs and Avro have gained popularity in microservices and event oriented architectures, but do they deliver on their promises concerning backwards/forwards compatibility in these use cases? In this post, we dive deep into the challenges these tools present.

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By Matt Fellows
We ❤️ OSS (or why build an open source company?)
15 April 2021

We ❤️ OSS (or why build an open source company?)

We ❤️ open source. Pactflow was created to enable sustainable development of Pact and its ecosystem. Learn more about how we think about and balance our open source and commercial tensions.

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By Matt Fellows
Proving E2E tests are a Scam

Proving E2E tests are a Scam

"We can see that in this example Contract Testing requires approximately a tenth of the compute resources yet provides twice the number of test fixtures. An important takeaway for me was that the cost of testing your contracts doesn’t depend on the size of your system."

14 min read

By Administrator
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