Sometimes called a fake API, A Mock API is when you build an API that returns the desired data. Still, it is not your actual API, and it all has been simulated for some use cases. This article covers best free & paid mock API tools in the market.
GraphQL is one of the hottest topics in the API development world, and that’s for good reasons: GraphQL APIs address many of the issues that we had with Restful and SOAP APIs. This article goes through the Top 10 GraphQL clients you can use today to develop and use GraphQL API.
When a response has the status code 405, the client attempted to access a resource using an HTTP method that is not permitted by the server for that resource. Websites, Restful APIs, and web applications tend to return this error. This article provides a more detailed explanation of this status code’s meaning and how to handle it in your applications.
Most APIs require authentication to let you use the API. The Authentication & Authorization process allows APIs to verify your identity and decide what actions you can take using the API. In this article, I will go through four common ways of API authorization: Basic Auth, Bearer Auth, JWT, and API Keys.
API blueprint is a powerful high-level API design language for web APIs. In this article, we want to dive deeper into it and learn more about how it works, the differences between API blueprint and Swagger, and what makes it unique that leads to its extensive use. But before we dig into API Blueprint, we must ensure a solid base of information about the “API first approach” concepts.
Exports in automated software testing have borrowed false positive and false negative terms from the medical examination field. In the medical field, the purpose of a test is to determine whether the patient has a particular medical condition or not. As far as software testing is concerned, a false positive indicates a bug when there is none. Conversely, a false negative indicates no bug when there is one.
Smoke testing is a software development process where a sufficient amount of code is written for a product to function enough to test the basic functionality of the product. It is a type of rudimentary software testing and, when used in web development processes, a type of black-box testing. This post is about smoke testing. What is it? Why do we need it? How to do it? You’ll find the answers here.
At its core, the API health check is an API monitoring method that checks your API and alerts you when it notices something’s amiss. Consider it a diagnostic tool for your codebase that can help you find problems before they become more significant headaches than they need to be.
Performance testing is an automated software testing practice and an essential part of software development. It is the process of evaluating the execution time, throughput, and scalability of a software application and its components under various load levels.
Performance testing is a valuable tool and helps you to identify where your website or application is slow, buggy, or otherwise not behaving as desired.
Functional testing helps software teams validate the correctness of the software functionalities they build, extend and maintain. Thanks to automated functional testing, software teams can release software to production without fear of breaking software features. This article will go through different aspects of functional testing and how you can leverage it to test your software.
Eleanor Roosevelt once said: Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. She is right; learning from other people’s mistakes is much cheaper than learning from your own mistakes! This article is an attempt to bring your attention to some of the most common API testing mistakes we have seen, so you won’t make those mistakes while doing API testing.
Verification and validation terms are commonly used in software engineering and software testing which involves in two different kinds of activities focused on software and the end-product. This article will go through both verification and validation concepts in software engineering and software testing.
Fuzz testing is a type of automated software testing; a method of discovering bugs in software by providing random input to the software under the test and monitoring any crashes and failed assertions. Fuzzer is a computer program that provides random inputs to the software. Fuzz testing can be applied to virtually any kind of software program, including HTTP APIs.
GraphQL is a query language for data graphs. Companies build and use GraphQL APIs to query data efficiently. Unlike Restful APIs, you can tell a GraphQL API what you exactly need, and the API returns the data you have requested. Moreover, you can batch multiple queries into one to fetch the data you need faster. In this article, I will introduce GraphQL and how it works.
API Fortress is one of the leading API integration testing and monitoring tools and if you are reading this article, you are likely interested in API testing and API monitoring and have tried API Fortress in the past. This article will review the top 4 API Fortress alternatives for API testing and monitoring purposes.
APIs enable software teams to build sophisticated applications, connect their system with internal and external services, integrate with other solutions to extend the solution they offer. This article will review four different ways to use an API: via a programming language, via an HTTP client, via browser, and via terminal. We have also included some free APIs to use for this article.
APIs have become one of the core components of many software systems today. As soon as an API becomes unavailable, some or all parts of dependent software systems become unavailable, so it’s essential for software teams of any size to monitor their running APIs closely and act as soon as the API monitoring tool identifies and reports an abnormality.
Postman is widely used within engineering and software testing communities as an HTTP client. This article will review the top 8 Postman alternatives to help you decide what HTTP client to pick as the Postman alternative. The comparison table helps you find the best Postman alternative for you easier, look for what matters for you the most and pick the tool that has those features.
APIs, like any other computer program, benefit from automated testing. Automated API testing enables software teams to enhance APIs without fear of introducing bugs or breaking existing functionalities. Upgrading code dependencies become more manageable when you can verify your API automatically. In this post, we will go through the top 10 API testing tools.
API testing is a subset of automated software testing, a practice for software teams to automatically verify their code’s correctness. Software teams exercise API testing to verify functionality, performance, and security of their APIs. Unit testing, integration testing, and performance testing are the three most popular types of API testing.
Testfully & Postman are two completely different products with some overlap, API testing & monitoring. If you are among Postman users looking for a Postman alternative, please continue reading as I will compare the two tools from this perspective.
To make sure APIs run smoothly and are free from technical issues, companies adopt different automated testing & monitoring strategies. Whether you’re planning to use a tool like Testfully or roll out your bespoke solution, it’s essential to know the difference between API testing & API monitoring, what each offers and who benefits from them.
Developers build API for various purposes using different technologies and programming languages and follow different architectural styles, which result in entirely different kinds of APIs. This post will explore the world of APIs from different two essential perspectives: User & Architecture.
API monitoring is the automated process of observing the behaviour of running HTTP APIs in different environments and notifying the engineering teams as soon as the monitoring system identifies an abnormality in API. The ultimate goal of API monitoring is to identify issues in APIs as quickly as possible and before customers notice them.
Most APIs are protected; to use them, one should authenticate (log in) first, similar to your online bank account that requires logging in before using the online banking service. There are multiple ways to do the authentication & authorisation in APIs; leveraging an approach known as API Key is one of the simplest yet efficient ways to do it.
API is the short name for Application Programming Interface and depends on where it’s used; the term API refers to different things. Nowadays, when someone says API, she/he usually means HTTP API, a variation of API built on top of the HTTP (Hypertext Transfer) protocol.
Testfully CLI enables you to run test cases and collections via terminal and works well with major CI/CD tools. Testfully CLI also reports back the result of test runs. We have built Testfully CLI with flexibility in mind so you can run any combination of tests & collections using this tool.
Multi-step test cases, one of Testfully’s core features, got an upgrade. You can extract values from one step and embed them within other steps. Using this new feature, you can easily add complex multi-step tests to your collection of tests.
Using Postman importer, you can easily import your Postman requests, collections and environments to Testfully and start running them straight away.
Testfully is a cloud-based API integration testing and monitoring tool. Users define their tests and runs the tests on demand or in background. Users can opt-in to be notified when tests fail.