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Webinar Questions Answered: "Accelerate Your Automation With API Testing"

QASource recently presented the webinar "Accelerate Your Automation With API Testing." In this webinar, QASource CEO Rajeev Rai discussed API testing's rise in popularity, and the necessity and benefits of testing APIs. The webinar also offered tips on how to perform API testing and best practices.

We presented this webinar twice in September due to its popularity. During both live presentations, attendees were given the opportunity to ask questions, but we were unable to get to them all. Here, our expert API engineers answered them.

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API Testing and the Internet of Things

API Testing | By Brandon Getty | September 6, 2017

The phrase ’Internet of Things’, typically abbreviated as IoT, has been bouncing around in the tech industry for years. But there are still plenty of consumers—and even product company leaders—puzzling at its meaning. What is it? How does it impact the plain old “Internet” that I’ve grown to know and love? How does it affect my product, my business, and how my teams run tests?

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Why Should You Test Your API? (Infographic)

API Testing, Infographics | By Amanda Sturdevant | August 23, 2017

APIs, or application program interfaces, are responsible for connecting everything and everyone to each other: Think using Facebook to sign into a music player app. Though APIs are integral to our interconnected way of life, they are not always tested, or tested thoroughly.

Check out QASource’s latest infographic below to discover 6 reasons you should test your API.

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What Offers More Bang for Your Buck: Functional GUI Testing or Automated API Testing?

Agile QA, API Testing | By Brandon Getty | August 16, 2017

For today’s fast-moving product company focused on rapid customer acquisition, grabbing market share, and rapid growth, efficiency is key. As CEOs and CTOs press their teams for cost-effective initiatives that support these goals, one answer is sure to be heard loudly and frequently: Automation!

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Why API Testing Needs the Help of a Software Testing Partner

Today, it seems like every app connects and integrates with the next. We can check out via PayPal, login via Facebook, and share content across all of our social media platforms at once. This interconnectedness helps people get more done in less time, leads to rapid growth for relatively young product companies, and creates a supportive ecosystem of well-crafted, well-tested applications. And all of it thanks to the essential bond, the tie that binds: the API (application programming interface).

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QASource’s Top 3 API Testing Blog Posts

API Testing | By Brandon Getty | July 26, 2017

Software companies work tirelessly to make their products as attractive and relevant as they can. One of the many ways they promote adoption and consistent use is through integration with other applications. When creating the code necessary to achieve this integration, engineers commonly refer to an API, or application programming interface. To put it simply, an API helps to define how components within both applications should interact.

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When Should You Test Your API?

API Testing | By Brandon Getty | June 14, 2017

It’s widely known that thorough API testing results in a high-quality final product. One question that lingers for many product companies, however, has to do with timing -- when should API testing be introduced? For many top QA teams, the answer aligns with the increasingly popular Agile methodology. For a strong, robust product, API testing is best performed in parallel with development.

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Top 3 Questions About API Testing

The application programming interface (API) lays the groundwork for how your software components interact, and it helps guide your development team through the programming of the graphical user interface (GUI). Thorough API testing is the best way to ensure the functionality of your application's code and the API layer itself. Before partnering with an outsourced QA provider to begin testing your product, acquaint yourself with the advantages, approach, and associated tools of API testing.

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API Testing Tutorial: 4 Key Considerations

API Testing, Test Automation | By Brandon Getty | August 19, 2014

The primary goal of API testing is code-level testing of both the application and the API. A full, organized suite of testing will verify the individual parts of each method, class, and package within the API, ensure security of the application’s code, and confirm the expected interaction between the API layer and the application. Grow your test toolkit by pairing this API testing tutorial with our blog post about API testing advantages.

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4 Advantages of API Testing

API Testing, Test Automation | By Brandon Getty | August 7, 2014

Compared with graphical user interface (GUI) testing, application programming interface (API) testing provides several key advantages, each of which can improve the coverage of your test cycle, conserve resources, and result in faster, more efficient releases. Based on your project timeline, integration requirements, and desired functionality, API testing is usually a worthwhile approach when testing your application in-house or with an offshore QA team. Four key advantages of API testing include:

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