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Verify code and uncover functional defects early-on with API Testing

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Verify code and uncover functional defects early-on with API Testing

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APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) serve as the primary interface to application logic and involve end-to-end transactions. Hence, API testing is performed at the message layer and is also a critical automation candidate.

Given the short release cycles and frequent changes with Agile and DevOps, it is difficult to maintain GUI tests easily. Here is where API tests are best suited to accelerate your testing strategy.Test APIs directly as part of integration testing to determine if functionality, reliability, performance, and security are scaling with design. 

Support Continuous Testing and Automation

Enhance quality and accelerate review processes with API Testing. Some key features tested:

  • Appropriate responses for multiple types of requests
  • Evaluate behaviors for invalid input and edge cases
  • Identify time taken to deliver responses
  • Prevent security breaches from malicious input
  • Allow services to be virtualized and tested
  • Tackle individual APIs and functional groups

Integration and API Testing Features

Test multiple formats and diverse endpoints to stabilize systems as they develop. Verify functional services and back-end functions involving multi-tier architectures early-on. 

Streamline Test Coverage

APIs streamline business processes, and make systems productive, especially in a world of internet of things and continuous product delivery.

Qapitol mitigates risks with strategic testing to enable your team to focus on continuous development. We create test data strategies to enable you to rapidly populate tests with appropriate data you need to achieve maximum risk coverage. 

API Test Automation

Qapitol helps our clients save costs by identifying the right process, tool and solution for API automation and to make CI/DevOps practice a success. 

Aligning API Testing With Quality Goals

Our API testing strategy helps clients categorize test cases, include and mention API declarations and parameter selection, prioritize APIs based on business criticality, create self-contained test cases, plan call sequencing and ensure wide coverage. 

Some of the key issues to surface early on: errors not handled efficiently, missing functionality, connection and response issues, security, multi-threading, performance, time delays, cryptic warnings, unstructured JSON and XML data.

Range of tests and benefits: functional and ad-hoc tests, create data dynamically, replicate test design, find the missing links through coverage analysis, attach tests at command-line, interoperable environments, protocols, unified framework, multiple datasets covering different test scenarios, velocity of testing, error-test API to understand responses, multi-language testing.

Access our API Testing expertise through our Managed Testing Services model.

To get started, write to: [email protected]

Call: +0044 7850 987 161 (UK),  +91 98450 08696 (India)

 

 

 

 

Author: Qapitol QA