Most communications between microservices is either via HTTP request-response APIs or asynchronous messaging. While these two mechanisms are most commonly used, yet they’re quite different. It is important to know when to use which mechanism.
Streaming data is a radical new approach to sending data to web browsers which provides for dramatically faster page load times. Quite often, we need to allow users to download files in web applications. When the data is too large, it becomes quite a challenge to provide a good user experience.
Often, we need to convert domain model to DTO (Data transfer object) and vice versa. This is necessary when transferring data to frontend or remote interfaces. Dealing with complex mappings manually becomes cumbersome and may result in errors.
Integrating Backend APIs manually can be time consuming and error-prone. Hence, Swagger comes into picture. Swagger is the most popular framework to generate and consume OpenAPI specification. The tool greatly relieves the burden of documenting and interacting with APIs.
I deal with integration tests for RESTful applications a lot, however, I had not particularly tried Test Driven Development (TDD) methodologies. Therefore, I decided to give it a try and I can now tell that […]