Dave Westerveld walks you through getting API challenges set up locally, so that you can get hands on experience with API testing.
- [Instructor] As we progress through this course,…I really want you to learn this stuff.…And as you watch these videos hopefully…you're learning some stuff but,…I'm really convinced that to fully learn something,…you need to do it.…This is why I have been encouraging you…to try things out as we go and not…just listen to what I'm saying.…Getting into it and actually trying things…is the best way to learn anything.…However with testing it can be hard to get practice…on some of the things that you might want to learn.…So to help you out with getting practice in using APIs…and in thinking about how you might test them,…I've created a couple of API testing challenges.…
I'll introduce them throughout the course…and as we come to points where it'll be helpful…for you to try and put into practice what we're testing.…But for now I want to walk you through getting setup…and getting ready to go with them.…So to get started with the challenges,…you'll need to download a small repository from GitHub.…If you already have Git on your computer you can…
- 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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