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Tatenda Carl Sakarombe
Tatenda Carl Sakarombe

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Testing Tuesdays: Unveiling the Magic Behind API Testing!

In the world of API testing, scripts are the building blocks of automation.
These careful lines of code, when created with skill, become the tools that carry out accurate workflows and tests.
Workflows smoothly coordinate the sequence of steps an API call needs to go through, while tests carefully examine every aspect of functionality.
When these three elements come together, API testing becomes a well-coordinated symphony of precision.

Auto API testing
The Collection Runner is a fast executor that smoothly handles API requests in a predetermined order, guaranteeing a smooth testing process.
Newman, the pioneer, expands this capability beyond manual execution.
By integrating with CI servers like Jenkins and other CI counterparts, it transforms API testing into a streamlined and continuous process.

API documentation
Comprehensive API documentation plays a crucial role in fostering effective communication between developers and testers.
It acts as a compass, guiding testers through the testing process.
By providing clear and concise information about endpoints, parameters, and expected responses, it promotes collaboration and helps testers navigate the API terrain more easily.

Effective collaboration tools are essential in software development.
They act as a bridge between developers and testers, facilitating seamless communication and enabling testers to provide valuable feedback, report bugs, and engage in constructive dialogue with the development team.

Mock server
In the world of API testing, the Mock Server plays a crucial role.
By mimicking real-life situations, it enables testers to verify API interactions in a controlled and virtual setting.
This not only guarantees thorough testing but also promotes parallel development, where teams can work independently while still collaborating effectively.

Manual API testing
Amidst the rise of automation, manual API testing remains important.
The skilled tester's hands-on approach, navigating endpoints, examining limits, and discovering unique scenarios, brings a human touch to testing.
Manual testing serves as a crucial test, confirming the user's experience and ensuring a comprehensive testing method.

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