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    Automate Kafka Testing

    Posted by Tabish Ghani on 12 April 2019

    Testing, unit-testing, kafka, Fast-Data

    Overview

    Apache Kafka is being leveraged very commonly and forms some of large scale and important systems in the world processing trillions of messages per day. It is serving as pipeline backbone for many companies in financial and tech industry.

    Before I continue, I want to set some expectations. The point of this...

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    Writing ARM Templates in YAML

    Posted by Justin Yoo on 07 August 2018

    CICD, JSON, VSTS, ARM Templates, Testing, Pester, Blog, Technology, YAML

    In my previous post, ARM Template Lifecycle Management: DOs and DON’Ts, I recommend to consider YAML for ARM template authoring. In the post, I also suggest using yarm to convert YAML to JSON and/or vice-versa. However, yarm is not that easy to use because it has to be deployed to Azure or, at least, it has to be run...

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    Testing ARM Templates with Pester #2 – Azure CLI

    Posted by Justin Yoo on 11 July 2018

    Architecture, VSTS, ARM Templates, Azure PowerShell, Testing, Pester, Blog, Technology, Azure CLI

    In my previous post, Testing ARM Templates with Pester #1 – PowerShell, I showed how to test behaviours ARM template deployment without actual deployment. At the end of the post, I also briefly mentioned how we can integrate this testing into our CI/CD pipeline. However, I was actually asked many times how I did it on

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    Testing ARM Templates with Pester #1 - PowerShell

    Posted by Justin Yoo on 22 January 2018

    ARM Templates, Testing, Pester, Blog, Technology

    ARM template is a great tool for Azure resources deployment. However, it’s very tricky to use because:

    • It’s a JSON object with massive number of lines,
    • Its JSON structure is quite complex so that it’s not that easy to read at a glance,
    • It’s hard to validate if there is a typo or not, and
    • We only know if the resource...
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    Jumpstarting Camel Blueprint Testing

    Posted by Devendra Khanolkar on 09 March 2016

    Testing, tech, blueprint, fuse, camel

    Blueprint is a dependency injection framework specification for OSGi, standardized by the OSGi Alliance group. Apache Aries is one of the several implementations of this spec.

    There are a couple ways you can get Camel to work with an OSGi framework -

    • Apache Aries Blueprint
    • Spring Dynamic Modules (aka Spring DM)

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