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Pokeshop API and SigNoz

Tracetest is a testing tool based on OpenTelemetry that allows you to test your distributed application. It allows you to use data from distributed traces generated by OpenTelemetry to validate and assert if your application has the desired behavior defined by your test definitions.

SigNoz is an open-source observability tool. A single tool for all your observability needs - APM, logs, metrics, exceptions, alerts, and dashboards powered by a powerful query builder.

Pokeshop API is a testing ground, the team at Tracetest has implemented a sample instrumented API around the PokeAPI.

Pokeshop API with SigNoz, OpenTelemetry and Tracetest

This is a simple quick start guide on how to configure a fully instrumented API to be used with Tracetest for enhancing your E2E and integration tests with trace-based testing. The infrastructure will use SigNoz as the trace data store and the Pokeshop API to generate the telemetry data.


Tracetest Account:

Docker: Have Docker and Docker Compose installed on your machine.

Run This Quckstart Example

The example below is provided as part of the Tracetest project. You can download and run the example by following these steps:

Clone the Tracetest project and go to the SigNoz Pokeshop Quickstart:

git clone
cd tracetest/examples/tracetest-signoz-pokeshop

Follow these instructions to run the quick start:

  1. Copy the .env.template file to .env.
  2. Log into the Tracetest app.
  3. Fill out the token and API key details by editing your .env file. You can find these values in the Settings area for your environment.
  4. Run docker compose -f ./docker-compose.agent.yaml up -d.
  5. This example is configured to use the SigNoz Tracing Backend. Ensure the environment you're using to run this example is configured to use the SigNoz Tracing Backend by clicking on Settings, Tracing Backend, SigNoz, Save. Or, use the CLI as explained below.
  6. Run tests from the Tracetest Web UI by accessing the app with the URL http://demo-api:8081/pokemon/import.

Follow along with the sections below for an in detail breakdown of what the example you just ran did and how it works.

Project Structure

The project contains the Tracetest Agent, and the Pokeshop Demo app.

The docker-compose.agent.yaml file in the root directory of the quick start runs the Pokeshop Demo app, SigNoz, and the Tracetest Agent setup.

Configuring the Pokeshop Demo App

The Pokeshop API is a fully instrumented REST API that makes use of different services to mimic a real life scenario.

It is instrumented using the OpenTelemetry standards for Node.js, sending the data to the ADOT collector that will be pushing the telemetry information to both the AWS X-Ray service.

This is a fragment from the main tracing file from the Pokeshop API repo.

Configure the .env like shown below.


Configuring SigNoz

Configure SigNoz as a Tracing Backend in Tracetest.

type: DataStore
name: Signoz
type: signoz
tracetest config -t <YOUR_API_TOKEN>
tracetest apply datastore -f ./tracetest/tracetest-tracing-backend.yaml

Run the Pokeshop Demo App, SigNoz, and Tracetest Agent with Docker Compose

The docker-compose.agent.yaml file in the root directory contains the Pokeshop Demo app services.

The docker-compose.agent.yaml file also contains the Tracetest Agent, OpenTelemetry Collector and all SigNoz services.

To start it, run this command:

docker compose -f ./docker-compose.agent.yaml up -d

This will start the Pokeshop Demo app, SigNoz, OpenTelemetry Collector, and Tracetest Agent.

Run Tracetest Tests

  1. Open Tracetest
  2. Configure SigNoz as a tracing backend if you have not already as explained above.
  3. Start creating tests! Make sure to use the http://demo-api:8081/pokemon/import URL in your test creation.
  4. To trigger tests in the CLI, first install the CLI, configure it, and run a test. From the root of the quick start directory, run:
tracetest configure -t <YOUR_API_TOKEN>
tracetest run test -f ./tests/test.yaml

Learn More

Please visit our examples in GitHub and join our Slack Community for more info!