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About The Book

Ensure your web APIs are consistent and bug-free 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. 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. 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. Your whole team will soon be involved in ensuring quality!

About the technology
Web APIs are the public face of your application, and they need to be perfect. Implementing an automated testing program is the best way to ensure that your web APIs are production ready.

About the book
Testing Web APIs is a unique and practical guide, from the initial design of your testing suite through techniques for documentation, implementation, and delivery of consistently excellent APIs. You’ll see a wide range of testing techniques, from exploratory to live testing of production code, and how to save time with automation using industry-standard tools. This book helps take the hassle out of API testing.

What's inside

Design and implement a web API testing strategy
Set up a test automation suite
Contract testing with Pact
Hands-on practice in the downloadable API sandbox

About the reader
For dedicated software QA and testers, or experienced developers. Examples in Java.

About the author
Mark Winteringham is the OpsBoss at Ministry of Testing, where he teaches many aspects of software testing.

Table of Contents
1 Why and how we test web APIs
2 Beginning our testing journey
3 Quality and risk
4 Testing API designs
5 Exploratory testing APIs
6 Automating web API tests
7 Establishing and implementing a testing strategy
8 Advanced web API automation
9 Contract testing
10 Performance testing
11 Security testing
12 Testing in production

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Manning (December 6, 2022)
  • Length: 264 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781638351535

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