Get an introduction to automation concepts and how they relate to API testing including the different ways to think about automated and manual testing.
- [Instructor] We spent a lot of time so far looking…at how to test an API.…But since APIs can often run more quickly…and tend to lend themselves well to automated checking…it's often beneficial to use them to run test automation.…We can tend to think of test automation…as merely an extension of exploratory testing that we do…and certainly the exploratory testing…gives us insight in what we need to automate.…But exploration and automation…are usually trying to achieve different things…and so we need to think about them differently.…Exploration can lay the foundation for us…for the automated test that we want.…
But exploration is about discovery,…it's about finding new things,…it's about understanding what additional things…we might need to investigate or dig into in the system.…Automation is more about repeating things.…So they're not the same.…Automation and exploration,…they're similar, they're related.…Automation relies on exploration…in order to be implemented.…But they're not quite the same thing.…So, if we need to repeat things in automation,…
- Reviewing API terminology
- Mitigating risks related to testing APIs
- Mapping out the layout of an API
- API authorization and authentication
- Finding and using bearer tokens
- Testing GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE calls
- Using mocks, stubs, and fakes in API testing
- Testing microservices and the Internet of Things
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Understanding Web Services and APIs
2. Getting Started with API Testing
3. API Authorization
Using OAuth tokens3m 28s
4. Hands-on API Testing
5. Additional API Testing Considerations
Next steps3m 1s
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