For many years, we have taken the monuments built by the ancients for granted: The classical testing pyramids! And while they are an essential part of the cultural heritage of the IT realm, different tribes differ in their definition and composition.
In this talk, we want to embark on an archaeological journey into the history of the testing pyramid: Who envisioned it first and in which context? By which technical constraints was it shaped and is it possible, that just as the Egyptian and the Mesoamerican pyramids developed independently from each other at different times, on two different continents, the testing pyramid also has multiple origin stories? And what might the future hold? Do new developments in hardware, software and architectural patterns alike allow us to rethink the traditional pyramid?
And to bring us finally back to the future, we will look at how Testcontainers – a popular JVM testing library that harnesses Docker to easily, reliably, spin up test dependencies – can support us in assembling the test suite structure, that best suits the needs of our applications and our developers.