Software testing services are an all-encompassing set of services and include API testing as well. Application Programming Interface testing is about testing APIs and integrations to ensure that they provide an accurate output. As a highly reputed Software Testing Company we understand the importance of this form of testing despite the many daunting challenges, and conduct it as meticulously as any other form of web service testing.
Most regular testers would perform functional and UI testing while ignoring API testing. This is because of the herculean task of understanding the integration and finding bugs through assessing the connections that exist between databases, networks, and systems. We at Codoid run API testing as part of our software testing services, to ensure top performance, seamless functionality, and reliability of the various data-driven applications and systems. We put forward some effective tips to ensure that API testing is successful and helps the system to meet the business requirements.
Prepare a Meticulously Written Document with API Testing Needs
Any form of testing must involve needs / requirements collecting, and these would include details such as the purpose of the Application Programming Interface, the workflow of the application, integrations supported by the API along with the features and functionalities. With this document in place, it would be easy to plan and strategize the API tests. Without this document as a guide, the requirements would be unclear leading to unreliable results and a non-cohesive team.
Put Down Expected Output of these Tests
With clearly defined requirements, finalizing expected output of the API tests would be easier and faster. Some outputs include pass or fail status, while some may not even have an output. By conducting this exercise it would be simpler to understand how to address a challenging output as well as outputs that were not anticipated or seen in the past.
Focus on Minute API Functions
API testing works best when smaller test cases are put together – smaller test codes and tests will help to gain a better understanding of whether an output is expected or comes as a surprise. Post conducting each small test, it would be easier and quicker to club together the several successful API functions.
Instituting Automated Testing
Manual testing proves to be an onerous and extremely tedious task, and hence instituting automation testing would help to speed up the entire process, even for standard software testing activities. It is necessary to engage the services of reputed and highly skilled test automation engineers for this purpose since poor quality personnel could put the business and the product at risk. We have been serving clients in the wide realm of software testing services for years, with consistent success.
Deploy Security Testing
Many newbie and inexperienced testers tend to underestimate and even ignore API security testing. With hackers becoming smarter and vile, it is not a tough task for them to identify and crack through the vulnerabilities of a system. Therefore, it is the job of testers to deploy API security testing in order to ensure that the system / application is free of bugs and errors, and is secured from outside threats.
Include Entry and Exit Points
Including the entry and exit points of the entire testing process, and the start and end of the process, will decide the performance of a particular API test. Additionally, as experienced testers we would also seek to determine actual time the API test takes and the anticipated time for completion, which in turn helps to make decisions for any future test schedules.
Run API Tests Daily
We at Codoid believe that this is amongst the best practices – scheduling API tests daily in a live testing process. It is necessary to ensure that API tests are prepared well ahead, such that they can be executed daily, and this would be possible only by using automated testing tools. Testers would be able to log into the system, view the results and assess whether the API tests exhibit any results. In addition, it would be possible to check outputs and verify issues in the event that the tests failed.
As experts in the wide and complex realm of Software Testing, we corroborate the critical nature of API testing. As businesses evolve and move towards IoT and Artificial Intelligence, the need and demand for meticulous API testing is set to have a meteoric rise. It would be helpful to follow these tips, and to engage a professional partner with experience in using automated testing tools and deploying contemporary practices. Connect with us to gain all these advantages and more.