Integration testing – it’s not a choice, it’s a no-brainer!

by Jul 25, 2023

Integration testing – it’s not a choice, it’s a no-brainer!

Seems like these days I’m all about integration testing. 📝🔍

Yeah, unit tests? They’re alright but, man, do they fall apart when something changes. Brittle like a stale cookie! They got their use though, especially with complex stuff that needs untangling.🕸️

End to end tests? They’re cool. They let you see the system doing its thing, but boy, they lose me when something goes wrong. 🤷‍♂️ Drives me up the wall! Sometimes, I just let ’em be (‘oh, that one breaks all the time’) – fixing ’em is like solving a Rubik’s cube blindfolded. 🙄

Enter the unsung hero, integration tests! 🥳🍾 For me, they’re the golden ticket. They give you the best bang for your buck. They hit that sweet spot; they’re high-level enough to check if the system’s good to go, and low enough to spot what went south with a decent debug. 👀💡

So, which is your ‘go-to’ testing method, and why?


Subscribe to
The Daily Friction

A daily newsletter on automation and eliminating friction

Related Content

Improving Optimization?

Improving Optimization? The traditional steps of Optimization: 1. Eliminate 2. Automate or 3. Delegate What if we added a missing element? Simplify. Before automating a convoluted workflow or delegating a tangled task, strip away the unnecessary. Make processes leaner...

read more

Unit tests for Dataverse plugins?

Unit tests for Dataverse plugins? I must admit, I almost never write unit tests for Dataverse plugins. Plugins are often quite simple, testing them in isolation is not particularly useful. Often you only test a couple of if-statements. Unit tests don't bring a lot of...

read more

New Dynamics 365 browser extension

New Dynamics 365 browser extension I'm trying out the new -Power Roles- extension and it looks very promising. You browse to a Dynamics 365 (or Power Apps) app and then you press -record-. It will then monitor all the action you do in the app and propose which...

read more