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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.

8 min read

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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.

6 min read

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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
A disastrous tale of UI testing with Pact
11 August 2020

A disastrous tale of UI testing with Pact

I want to do a deep dive into the experience of one particular company that ended up removing their Pact tests because of the pain they were causing - I hope it will help others to avoid the same pain.

5 min read

By Beth Skurrie
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