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Cloud Native Development Patterns and Best Practices by John Gilbert

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Shifting testing to the left

Cloud-native is a different way of thinking. In the first chapter, we discussed the need to approach cloud-native with an open mind, and that you need to be prepared and willing to rewire your software-engineering brain. There are plenty of "what, really?! wow!" moments, followed by "how can we do more of this?". Testing is one arena that is significantly impacted by the contextual changes brought about by the promises and concepts of cloud-native. Cloud-native systems are not monolithic. Unfortunately, traditional testing practices are rooted in the context of the monolith. Many fundamental assumptions that drive traditional testing techniques no longer apply. Not only do they not apply, they are actually counterproductive ...

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