There are risks related to testing APIs and in this video Dave Westerveld talks about some of them and shows you to go about mitigating them
- [Instructor] Using APIs and web services…gives you a lot of benefits.…A web service allows you to isolate…parts of your application,…and using an API to get data from it…allows you hand off some of the work,…which lets you focus on presentation in the UI…and not needing to worry about business logic.…There are a lot of benefits that can come…from using APIs and web services,…but they also come with some risks.…I want to quickly review some of these risks,…and I would encourage you to think…about other ones that might be applicable…to the application that you're testing.…So, some of the risks I have here on the screen…are API changes, availability,…timing of responses, performance, security,…and these are all different types of risks…that we can face in API testing.…
So lets take a little closer look at some of these risks.…So, if we look at API changes,…we can see that there are a number of different risks…that we could face.…So, for example, we could have risks around versioning.…If an API changes versions, it could affect the way…
- 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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