Dave Westerveld reveals some of the basic approaches and methodologies used in testing DELETE calls.
- [Instructor] Delete calls are pretty self-explanatory.…They allow you to delete…existing resources from the service.…As you can imagine, there are many things…that you want to carefully test…when it comes to deleting things.…You don't want to delete the wrong things.…We want to make sure that we have…all the right checks in place…to prevent things from being deleted that should not be.…This can take the form of…authentication and authorization.…In other words, making sure that you…can't delete another user's content, for example,…or making sure that only users with…certain permission levels can delete things.…It can also take the form of data types.…
Perhaps there's only certain things in your service…that are allowed to be deleted.…You might have some shared resources…that you don't want to allow people to delete,…or you might not allow deleting of an object…until child objects under it have been removed.…Okay, let's take a look at an example of this.…So what I've got set up here is…a simple service, similar to other examples that we've used…
- 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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