In this video Dave Westerveld introduces you to some of the strategies that can be used to discover the structure and options that an API has.
- [Instructor] A big part of testing…is discovering what there is to test.…You could say that a tester is an explorer.…And for this video I want you to put on your explorer hat.…So let's say you have an API that you need to test.…Maybe it's a fairly new API…or maybe it's an existing API…that's getting changed in some way.…In either case, in order to test it…you need to know how it works…and what options it has.…We've already talked about speaking to developers,…reading documentation, maybe even looking at the code…to even help you get a grasp of how an API is laid out…and what it does.…But now, we'll talk a little bit more about…how you might explore an API once you've got…some of those basics down.…
So let's take a look at the Star Wars API…and you can find it here at swapi.co.…And let's see what we can figure out.…So this API does have full documentation available…that shows us what options there are.…But we'll pretend that the only information…we have is this little hint text here…that shows us a couple of URLs.…
- 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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