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Testing Web APIs

Mark Winteringham
  • MEAP began May 2021
  • Publication in Spring 2022 (estimated)
  • ISBN 9781617299537
  • 325 pages (estimated)
  • printed in black & white
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If you want to think about how to optimize the impact of your tests, this book is for you!

Mikael Dautrey
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Guarantee the quality and consistency of your web APIs by implementing an automated testing process.

In Testing Web APIs you will:

  • Design and implement a web API testing strategy
  • Set up a test automation suite
  • Learn contract testing with Pact
  • Facilitate collaborative discussions to test web API designs
  • Perform exploratory tests
  • Experiment safely in a downloadable API sandbox environment

Testing Web APIs teaches you to plan and implement the perfect testing strategy for your web APIs. In it, you’ll explore dozens of different testing activities to help you develop a custom testing regime for your projects. You’ll learn to take a risk-driven approach to API testing, and build a strategy that goes beyond the basics of code and requirements coverage.

about the technology

To other developers, your API is the face of your application. Thorough, well-designed testing ensures that your APIs will perform as expected, every time. Impeccable API testing goes beyond the basics of code coverage, to encompass documentation and design that sends the right information to your third-party users. A robust testing strategy helps you avoid costly errors that can damage your revenue, your reputation, and your user’s trust.

about the book

In Testing Web APIs you’ll develop a diverse testing program that gets your whole team involved in ensuring quality. This practical book demystifies abstract strategic concepts by applying them to common API testing scenarios, revealing how these complex ideas work in the real world. It fully covers automation techniques like functional API automation, contract testing, and automated acceptance test-driven design that will save your team’s time.

You’ll map the potential risks your API could face, and use those risks as a launching point for your testing activities. A good strategy has a mix of focuses, so you’ll master a wide range of API testing techniques like exploratory testing and live testing of production code. A downloadable API sandbox lets you go hands-on and experiment in a safe environment. You’ll soon be ready to implement a strategy that ensures API quality and makes testing a real asset to your team.

about the reader

For dedicated software QA and testers, or experienced developers, looking to make strategic decisions within a development team. Implementations in Java.

about the author

Mark Winteringham is the DojoBoss at Ministry of Testing. He teaches many aspects of software testing, and he supports and curates testing training from others in the testing community. He is the co-founder of Automation in Testing and Ministry of Testing Essentials training pathways.

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