What is API testing?
Why learn API testing?
Really easy and fast to learn
it’s still manual testing, not automation
Salaries are higher
(starting from $90K in Bay Area),
more job opportunities available
Higher chance to be hired
than other manual testing candidates
To improve your skills in QA
For better coverage, reduce time and cost of testingprovide a faster feedback to developers
Introduction to API testing. REST. Formats of transporting data. What is JSON. HTTP Verbs. Request and response, headers, status codes. How API calls look in a real app. Google Chrome inspector: Network tab. Introduction to Postman, the most common status codes. Our first API call via Postman.
Testing of a real API call via Postman. API testing checklist: we will go over and execute the most common test cases. Overview of curl and how to make an API call via your terminal (so you look cool).
Charles Proxy as an alternative of Google Chrome debugging Network tab but for mobile apps. More hands-on API testing. Automating API tests with Postman and Postman collections. Interview questions on API testing.