Last updated : May 22, 2013
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Trial Worth pursuing. It is important to understand how to build up this capability. Enterprises should try this technology on a project that can handle the risk.
Development teams typically produce tests that specify and validate application behavior, but stop running them once the application goes into production. This is a missed opportunity. Semantic monitoring uses your tests to continuously evaluate your application, combining test-execution and realtime monitoring. With microservices, and similar fine-grained architectural approaches, it is increasingly important to test their interaction at run-time. Incorporating the validation of consumer-driven contracts into a monitoring facility is one way to approach this. While still evolving, we see great promise in the merging of two separate but important verification schemes.
Published : Oct 22, 2012