Last month we have released our first Open Source version of Squadron. 🎉 Squadron is a testing framework which makes ist extremely easy to write integration & system tests against resources that run in a container or in the cloud.
The tool has been internally developed at Swiss Life and was heavily used to write tests against SQL Server and MongoDB for more than one year now.
With the new Open Source version 0.5 we have now added many more providers and plan do add even more.
|Mongo Replica Set
Azure Cloud resources
Whenever possible we recommend to use a container resource to use with Squadron, but there are some cases when there is no container replacement for a cloud service. An an example is Azure Storage where the basic features are available using the Azurite emulator, but some more advanced features like leases are only available where using the "Real" cloud service.
For this we have build the functionality the manage Azure services using the management API's. Squadron will automatically provision new resources and delete them when the test has completed. Another way is to use an existing azure resource and provision some entities for the test and remove them after. This can save some time as creating resource is usually a expensive operation. The first resource we have implemented for Azure is Azure Service Bus.