Thursday, August 05, 2021

Integration testing and Testcontainers with Richard North


Richard North is the creator of the popular open source integration testing library, Testcontainers, and former chief engineer at Deloitte Digital. I caught up with Richard shortly after the company he co-founded and of which he is CTO, AtomicJar, emerged from stealth with a $4M seed funding round led by boldstart ventures.

Although AtomicJar has not yet announced a product, Richard said on the podcast that it will be a SaaS product that extends and complements Testcontainers. Testcontainers is a Java library that supports JUnit tests, providing lightweight, throwaway instances of common databases, Selenium web browsers, or anything else that can run in an OCI/Docker container.

In this podcast, we discuss some of the challenges associated with integration testing and how Testcontainers came into being as an open source project to address some of the key pain points.

Listen to the podcast [MP3 - 10:34]