API Testing Best Practices
Intuitive. Proper API testing results should be simple to understand. That’s why Apica API testing results in intuitive reports that make sense.
Look for API testing that will test individual endpoints and capture all API outputs during the testing timeframe.
API testing should test for unusual situations but more importantly it should test common-use scenarios and any problems that arise. If testing produces an error, this alerts you to a serious basic functionality problem.
Any effective API test should push the limits of the API to demonstrate how it deals with large amounts of data and potential high-stress conditions. This helps you understand how and why an API fails.
Demonstrate Problem Handling.
A well-structured API test will show when a problem does occur, whether the API crashes or handles it, as well as showing whether the API sends appropriate error messages.
Highlight Security Issues.
Results should show you if the API connects with the intended application, and that all transactions are encrypted and secure.
Ease of Use.
You should not have to be a high-level programmer to run an API test. The Apica ZebraTester simulates SOAP and REST API users. Plus, you can use it to generate test scripts. No programming required.
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