What is Testcontainers?
It is a Java library that supports JUnit tests, providing lightweight, throwaway instances of common databases, Selenium web browsers, or anything else that can run in a Docker container.
Testcontainers is a tool in the Container Tools category of a tech stack.
Testcontainers is an open source tool with 3.8K GitHub stars and 765 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Testcontainers's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Testcontainers?
4 companies reportedly use Testcontainers in their tech stacks, including Nutmeg, Health Dynamics, and backend.
16 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Testcontainers.
Docker, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, and JUnit are some of the popular tools that integrate with Testcontainers. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Testcontainers.
Pros of Testcontainers
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- Data access layer integration tests
- Application integration tests
- UI/Acceptance tests
Testcontainers Alternatives & Comparisons
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