Testing in Kubernetes is complex - we all agree on this. It’s like preparing a massive meal, with multiple chefs (microservices) responsible for every dish. Coordinating between these chefs to ensure the right ingredients (containers) are used and serving portions adjust effortlessly to the crowd (scaling) at a banquet.
In this blog post, we’ll look at the nitty-gritty of testing in Kubernetes and how Testkube makes testing easy in Kubernetes.
What makes Kubernetes the default choice as a container orchestrator is its ability to automate deployment on containers, scaling and managing them across diverse environments. And testing in Kubernetes represents an interesting paradigm shift.
Let us start by understanding some of the benefits that Kubernetes brings to the table from a testing perspective:
While these were some of the benefits of testing in Kubernetes, the current set of testing tools have limitations that prevent them from leveraging the full benefits of testing in Kubernetes.
By now we understand that there is a gap between the conventional testing tools and the Kubernetes’ dynamic capabilities. To fill in this gap, tools like Testkube come in to simplify testing workflows and make the testing process efficient. Let us understand this in the following section.
Testkube is a testing framework that is designed for Kubernetes. It streamlines otherwise intricate testing workflows into simple and easy-to-use workflows. Through its intuitive design, Testkube simplifies the complexities of testing in Kubernetes.
You can refer to the complete list of features of Testkube to understand more about Testkube and how it makes testing in Kubernetes easy.
Testing is an indispensable part of the software development process for companies that use Kubernetes clusters to host their applications Testing in Kubernetes is a complex task as we saw earlier due to the presence of different components that make managing CI/CDs and testing tools difficult with Kubernetes.
That’s where Testkube, its Kubernetes-native testing approach brings ease to Kubernetes testing. It allows you to plug in virtually any testing tool and run tests natively. Why don’t you try Testkube? Head to Testkube cloud to see how Testkube makes testing in Kubernetes effortless.
Testkube is a test execution and orchestration framework for Kubernetes that works with any CI/CD system and testing tool you need, empowering teams to deliver on the promise of agile, efficient, and comprehensive testing programs by leveraging all the capabilities of K8s to eliminate CI/CD bottlenecks, perfecting your testing workflow. Get started with Testkube for free.