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Welcome to Testkube - Your friendly cloud-native testing framework for Kubernetes

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Welcome to Testkube

Your friendly cloud-native testing framework for Kubernetes.

Testkube natively integrates test orchestration and execution into Kubernetes and your CI/CD/GitOps pipeline. It decouples test artifacts and execution from CI/CD tooling; tests are meant to be part of your clusters state and can be executed as needed:

  • Kubectl plugin
  • Externally triggered via API (CI, external tooling, etc)
  • Automatically on deployment of annotated/labeled services/pods/etc (WIP)

Testkube advantages:

  • Avoids vendor lock-in for test orchestration and execution in CI/CD pipelines
  • Makes it easy to orchestrate and run any kind of tests - functional, load/performance, security, compliance, etc. in your clusters, without having to wrap them in docker-images or providing network access
  • Makes it possible to decouple test execution from build processes; engineers should be able to run specific tests whenever needed
  • Centralizes all test results in a consistent format for "actionable QA analytics"
  • Provides a modular architecture for adding new types of tests and executors

Main Testkube components are:

  • kubectl Testkube plugin - simple - installed w/o 3rd party repositories (like Krew etc), communicates with
  • API Server - work orchestrator, runs executors, gather execution results
  • CRDs Operator - watches Testkube CR, handles changes, communicates with API Server
  • Executors - runs tests defined for specific runner
  • Results DB - for centralized test results aggregation and analysis

Getting Started

Checkout the Getting Started guides to set up Testkube and run your first tests!


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