In this API Testing Best Practices post, we will share some of the best practices to follow in order to achieve successful API testing. These best practices are: Identify requirements, Automate testing, Choose a suitable tool, Group tests by category, and Reporting. Continue reading to know each of them in detail.
Modern world is operated with a lot of applications running together in various settings, from public cloud, private cloud or hybrid in nature, or on premise application hosted somewhere in the world. To accelerate and facilitate the application exchange the data with trusted connection party, application programming interface (API) is invented and it make all the developers of different application to be easy to connect their application or get response or data expected.
Sometimes the connect over API is a production payment gateway, and it is impossible to keep sending testing data over, and in that scenario, a robust API simulated testing solution is viable. In real life usage scenarios, it will also be used to conduct service virtualization testing.
→ Identify requirements
As said “failing to plan is planning to fail”. Preparing for tests is an important step before starting testing. So, to prepare for testing you need to identify requirements needed for that test, if you fail to do so, be ready for the problems. Identifying requirements will save your time and money, and guarantee software quality.
→ Automate testing
Automate testing is a good solution to make your testing process easier and faster. Since the software team can run a bigger amount of tests in less time, it will allow you to provide continuous delivery and higher quality software.
→ Choose a suitable tool
When testers feel comfortable with the tool they are using, they will be more productive and you will avoid a lot of problems that may come from being unaware of how to use the tool or feeling uncomfortable with it. So, it is really important to ensure that testers are feeling comfortable with the tool they are using.
→ Group Tests By Category
To enhance test management and save time, you need to group tests into categories, which means, every related test case will be grouped in its category. Thus, you can prioritize tests and decide what has the highest priority and what has the lower priority so you can know what test you need to perform first.
To avoid making the same mistakes every time, you need to make a test report. Test reports will help you to identify weaknesses and strengths. Thus, you can know what you should do in your next testing to avoid falling into the same problems.
In this post, we have talked about best practices to follow while implementing API testing. The mentioned best practices are: Identify requirements, Automate testing, Choose a suitable tool, Group tests by category, and Reporting. Feel free to contact E-SPIN for API Testing solution.