There’s a ton of fantastic presentations we’re looking forward to, but it struck us that there is only one talk about testing among more than 100 presentations. And this is one of the largest engineer-focused events in the entire cloud native ecosystem!
I decided to do some research to see if this was an anomaly and if testing, whether integration testing, automated testing, continuous testing, unit testing and even manual testing, was more widely covered at previous events.
But it seems to be a trend across the industry. The WTF Is Cloud Native? virtual conference last year had no talks focusing on testing. It wasn’t included in Red Hat’s 2021 Summit, apart from a great talk about how Volkswagen is using virtual testing for automotive parts. Three talks covered testing at KubeCon in Los Angeles last year, and in 2021’s virtual European event, one testing topic came up.
In fact, when we take a closer look at the Cloud Native Landscape, we see that there’s no category for testing itself. The place where it’s possible to see a few testing tools is inside the Continuous Integration and Delivery category, albeit not all tools there are Kubernetes native.