API Testing - The Beginner's Guide

What is API Testing? (The Beginner’s Guide)

In modern web architecture, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) have become the integration glue that allows functionality to be delivered to users. In this article, we explain the concept of APIs and why testers need to understand and test them. We also explore examples of API testing, how defects and failures can occur, and the tools available for testing APIs.

Article outline:

  • What is API Testing?
  • API Testing objectives
  • Types of APIs
  • Benefits of API Testing
  • Understanding API Protocols
  • API Testing Tools
  • API Test Automation
  • API Test Management
  • Challenges of API Testing
  • Summary

By Randall W. Rice

Randall W. Rice is a leading author, speaker, consultant and practitioner in the field of software testing and software quality, with over 40 years of experience in building and testing software projects in a variety of domains, including defense, medical, financial and insurance.
For more visit him at https://www.riceconsulting.com

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