Microservices Without Mocks, Part 2: Robust Responses


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Each week in my Tuesday Lunch & Learn livestream, we look at a useful technical skill, define a challenge related to that skill, and solve the challenge live. This week, in part 2 of our extended microservice example, we’re making our server respond to requests.

Last week, we created the ability to start and stop a web server. This week, we’ll continue that effort by handling requests. When a request comes in, we need to output Request received to the command-line and serve a simple response. As always, we’ll make sure it’s all thoroughly tested, and we won’t use mocks or broad integration tests.

To follow along, download the code from GitHub and check out the 2020-06-09 tag. To see the final result, check out the 2020-06-09-end tag or view it on GitHub.

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