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API Integration? “Challenge Accepted!”

API TESTING SERIES This blog was written by Zishan Malik, Technical Project Manager There are so many tools out there that can make your life easier, hence for the longest time I struggled with getting organized. What gives me comfort is that I am not the only one out there with that issue. Towards the […] Continue reading

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Top 6 Challenges of API Testing

API TESTING SERIES Testing teams face several unique challenges when testing Application Programming Interface (API) implementations. API testing is part of the integrations testing process and concerns the communication between two systems–one of which your staff likely has no control over. Thorough testing practices help QA and development teams not only create code that works, but create […] Continue reading

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What Types of Bugs Does API Testing Find?

API TESTING SERIES Application Programming Interface (API) testing, part of the integration testing process, aims to ensure APIs work optimally by identifying bugs in the programming that developers can fix. The process differs from other types of testing by functioning entirely on the data level of the application, ignoring issues like the GUI and ease of use. Bugs related to API testing […] Continue reading

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API Testing: What Should You Really Test?

API TESTING SERIES Application Programming Interface (API) testing aims to secure and optimize communication between different platforms. This process examines many elements including debugging, identifying inconsistencies, pinpointing weaknesses, locking down security, and gauging performance. These different aspects of the API testing process often require separate tests, but with some overlap. Any business utilizing APIs can […] Continue reading

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Why Security is Critical to API Testing

API TESTING SERIES API development, either SOAP or REST, starts out with a discussion of functionality – What is the API supposed to do? Once the API is developed to perform that function there may be little thought given to the security that is required surrounding the API. This is a mistake as APIs should […] Continue reading

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4 Important API Testing Thoughts Going Into 2017

API TESTING SERIES Application Program Interface (API) performance will be more important than ever going into 2017. For starters, more devices are utilizing the technology, and at a higher frequency. APIs have grown considerably in both service and scope since Salesforce and eBay introduced the first ones in 2000. The proliferation of smartphones, tablets, and […] Continue reading

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3 Critical Reasons for Continuous Integration in API Testing

API TESTING SERIES Continuous Integration (CI) for Application Program Interface testing (API testing) is an online platform monitoring practice that helps businesses provide consistently fast service to their customers. CI, a development practice that involves updating platform code in a shared repository multiple times a day, and API Testing, gauging the performance of API implementations, […] Continue reading

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WHAT’S an API?

API TESTING SERIES When your typical end user wants some information from the web, they open a browser, find out where the information lives, click on a URL or link that will take them to that location and then browse around until they find out the information they are seeking. When your typical application wants […] Continue reading

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Stress Testing Restful APIs

API TESTING SERIES Your business can get a handle on how well its RESTful APIs are performing under demanding traffic situations without needing to configure complex tools found in other load tests. Load tests are still an essential part of understanding how your company’s website and applications perform, but it’s unnecessary to configure jMeter or […] Continue reading

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Testing Hybrid Systems and APIs

Not so long ago, having a website to support your business was cutting-edge and gave you a significant advantage over your competition. Now eCommerce is the order of the day for a large percentage of enterprises and those who are not online may not be able to survive.  This situation makes it critical that enterprises […] Continue reading

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