Debezium Blog

When developing the tests for your project, sooner or later you will probably get into the situation when some of the tests fail randomly. These tests, also known as flaky tests, are very unpleasant as you never know if the failure was random or there is a regression in your code. In the worst case you just ignore these tests because you know they are flaky. Most of the testing frameworks even have a dedicated annotation or other means to express that the test is flaky and if it fails, the failure should be ignored. The value of such a test is very questionable. The best thing you can do with such a test is of course to fix it so that it doesn’t fail randomly. That’s easy to say, but harder to do. The hardest part is usually to make the test fail in your development environment so that you can debug it and understand why it fails and what is the root cause of the failure. In this blog post I’ll try to show a few techniques which may help you to simulate random test failures on you local machine.