In this video, Dave Westerveld gives you an understanding of some the basic approaches and methodologies used in testing GET requests.
- [Instructor] I want to get into some…specific strategies for API testing.…So let's start with get requests.…It seems like this would be pretty easy to test, right?…You just send a request to the server…and check that you get back what you asked for.…But right there, it's one of the challenges already,…how do you know what you should get back?…What if you get back something unexpected?…Did you send the request in the wrong format?…Or did the service or API do something wrong?…Well, there are a number of heuristics that we can use…when exploring something through an API.…For example, let's take another look at the Star Wars API.…
As we can see here we've got Luke Skywalker's results up…and his home world is planets/1.…So let's put that URL in and see what we get.…Planets/1, and we'll request that.…So, here in the result for this we get back…a bunch of information and some of that information…includes the residents of that planet.…And you can see here that the first resident…is people/1, and if you remember that was the URL…
- 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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