Application Programming Interface (API) is a set of tools, conventions and subroutines that are used to build applications. API is a communicator between User Interface and database. API generally focusses on making requests to API endpoints and validating the response from them.
API testing is used to validate application programming interfaces, typically performed to check reliability, functionality, performance and security of the programming interface.
While the traditional testing puts more emphasis on look and feel and functionality, API testing aims at testing business logic, validating data responses and security, performance testing, etc.
API Testing – A game changer in service-based architecture.
API works as a middle layer in testing an application and should happen before database testing. It is important to understand how API works as opposed to other testing types. API testing is a type of testing with the help of web-services, making sure that API passes all the other types of testing such as Functional Testing, Reliability Testing, Performance Testing, Security Testing, Integration Testing, etc.
Below mentioned are the advantages of using API testing for your application-
API Testing Market Worldwide –
API has extended the reach in IT and Telecommunications, financial services, banking applications, retail, insurance, ecommerce, healthcare and what not!
API Testing market segmentation globally is as follows –
This article will help you understand different API tools along with the testing trends. At TestoMeter, aspirants enrolling to the specific course ‘API Testing’ will have a complete exposure to API testing terminologies, along with hands-on experience on the relevant tools and practices that are useful while dealing with APIs/ web services.
There are many tools available in the market for API Testing. Let us understand the most widely used –
TestoMeter ensures that the candidate willing to learn gets end to end knowledge along with the practical experience necessary to implement it in the applications. TestoMeter also provides live project experience in the relevant domain.
API Testing is the most widely testing nowadays in any industry that you name! There are a lot of tools available in the market. You just have to choose the relevant tool wisely depending on the SOAP/ REST API that has been associated with your application. If you want to stand out and being at the top position in your career, understanding API testing and switching your career in that direction will help.
In the end, we should make it a point that APIs in the future will be more intelligent with respect to the pattern of communication and hence the respective trends!
Automated API testing is a method of running tests on application programming interfaces (APIs) using automated tools or software, rather than manually.
Performance testing is a crucial step in ensuring that your website or application can handle a large number of users without crashing or slowing down.