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Low Code API Testing – Scope and Extent of Customization

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The pandemic, increasing business disruptions and a more significant tilt towards an uncertain future – have all jolted the best of organisations to let go of what worked so far in favour of strategies that bring in more resilience and flexibility to adapt to changing external dynamics and consumer demand. 

As Gartner summarises it in its article on building composable businesses to deal with an increasingly volatile future, “Composing: being flexible, fluid, continuous, even improvisational — is how we will move forward..”

One notable move is the increasing adoption of low-code technologies to fast-track product development and test automation for greater business agility. When applied to API testing, it enables teams to quickly build, deploy and maintain API tests without spending much time and effort coding them.

  • It saves time and resources.
  • It democratises testing with its minimal coding requirements.
  • It enables citizen testers to participate in testing and be more deeply involved in product development.
  • It ensures error-proof execution and maintenance of tests with minimal manual intervention.
  • It helps QA teams reduce test debt by facilitating cross-functional collaboration for faster test failure identification and course correction.
  • It accelerates agile DevOps
  • It is an excellent solution for the hard-to-hire skills problem that IT firms face while aiming to scale their businesses.

With over 90% of developers across the globe confirming using APIs in their product development, it has become more critical than ever to ensure their seamless functionality and security. So while API testing has emerged as one of the most commonly deployed tests for technology firms, its automation using low code is a growing trend, enabling organisations greater speed, better productivity and cost advantage.

With low code touted as the future of API testing, one of the concerns that technologists and businesses have is its ability to customise based on the specific requirements of a company and product. And this guide will help you understand the scope of customisation and the opportunities it presents to emerging businesses.

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