Open sourcing Newsletter Generator using Terraform

This post aims to help testers create a test environment for practicing testing microservice-based architecture. A lot of testers would like to learn how to test applications that are loosely coupled microservices. But testing these applications generally require access to cloud based infrastructure. So the most common way professional testers first test such applications is at their day job. This […]

Integrating CloudWatch Alarms with Skype

At Qxf2, our AWS environment hosts a multitude of applications, so monitoring the AWS services in real time is crucial for maintaining system reliability and performance. We’ve been using CloudWatch alarms to help us watch over our resources, these alarms used to send us emails whenever something went wrong. The problem was, it is often easy to miss these alerts […]

Writing end to end test for microservices based architecture used for posting skype messages

Recently, I have attempted to test microservices based architecture where the AWS Lambda function consumes messages from a microservices endpoint and posts them to the skype channel. I have made an attempt to add most of the validations for the flow. I have included this end-to-end test in the below blog. Background: The above architecture explains, microservices based architecture which […]

Writing a Skype listener using skpy

I implemented a Skype listener service that listens to messages posted on our common Skype channels. The Skype listener is written using an excellent Python module skpy. This listener serves as a building block for a few AI-based internal applications. This post outlines the implementation details. I hope it helps companies that still use Skype as their instant messaging tool. […]

Mocking an AWS SQS queue using moto

This post shows you a short example of how to use the Python module moto to mock a SQS queue. This technique is useful when writing code level tests for applications hosted on an AWS stack. We will work with a method that takes a string as an input, processes the string and then writes it to an SQS queue. […]

Filter Messages from the AWS SQS Queue using Python and asyncio

In message-oriented architectures, it is cumbersome for QA to gain visibility into where their test messages are flowing. Visibility usually involves looking at some browser-based monitor (AWS SQS Queue) and/or monitoring logs that might not even have the data QA wishes to check. Amazon Simple Queue Service(SQS), is a message queuing services, that allows user to send,receive, store and delete […]