Dave Westerveld explains the differences between some common API types, including SOAP, REST hypermedia, and GraphQL.
- [Instructor] Not all APIs are created equal.…There's a very common way of creating APIs called REST.…When you make a REST API, you're following a set…of standards laid out in the doctoral thesis…of a guy named Roy Fielding.…These are a set of principles that help…make API development consistent and accessible.…Probably most APIs created today are RESTful in nature,…and if you aren't sure what kind of API you're working with,…a good guess is that it's RESTful.…This course will be primarily geared towards testing…and understanding REST APIs, but it's worth touching…on a few other kinds of APIs that you might see,…so that you know what you're looking at.…
So REST is an acronym for Representation State Transfer.…Obviously there's a lot that goes into this,…but in really simple terms, a RESTful API is one…that consistently applies the actions that we talked…about before, like GET, POST, PUT and DELETE, to resources,…we could call these nouns, which are usually a URL…that may have some parameters.…We've got verbs, and nouns, working…
- 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
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