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Top 5 Postman alternatives
Top 5 Postman alternatives

Postman is widely used within engineering and software testing communities as an HTTP client. This article will review the top 5 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.

Top 10 API testing tools
Top 10 API testing tools

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.

What is API Testing?
What is API Testing?

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.

Is Testfully a Postman alternative?
Is Testfully a Postman alternative?

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.

API Testing & Monitoring  explained
API Testing & Monitoring explained

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.

Types of API
Types of API

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.

What is API Monitoring
What is API Monitoring

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.

What is API Key
What is API Key

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.

What is API
What is API

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.

Introducing Testfully CLI: Run test cases via terminal
Introducing Testfully CLI: Run test cases via terminal

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.

Extract values from one step & embed them in other steps
Extract values from one step & embed them in other steps

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.

Our roadmap for Q2 2021
Our roadmap for Q2 2021

Q2 2021 will be our second quarter in production and we would like to share our plan for this quarter and see what you think of your roadmap. Our primary goal is to enhance our testing capabilities and cater for more sophisticated usecases.

Import Postman requests, collections and environments to Testfully
Import Postman requests, collections and environments to Testfully

Using Postman importer, you can easily import your Postman requests, collections and environments to Testfully and start running them straight away.

Introducing Testfully's Google Chrome Extension
Introducing Testfully's Google Chrome Extension

Testfully’s extension fixes CORS issues while testing your APIs in browser without compromising your browsing security or your personal privacy.


Announcing the general availability of Testfully
Announcing the general availability of Testfully

Last week made the end of our beta program. We have been running smoothly in production for a bit less than 3 months and haven’t had any incident so far. During our beta program, Testfully executed more than 400K tests.

Work on your tests faster & easier
Work on your tests faster & easier

Less is more so we decided to combine 3 different screens into one screen and give you a faster, better and easier way to manage folders and test cases that does not require context switching.

Different test validations for environments
Different test validations for environments

Sometimes having a set of validations shared between multiple environments is less than ideal. We have introduced a new feature that allows you to set validations per environment.

Run test cases in browser or in server
Run test cases in browser or in server

Starting today, you can run your test cases in browser as well as in our servers. This feature allows you to define and run integration tests while building your API with a faster feedback cycle.

Introduction to Testfully, API Testing & Monitoring Platform
Introduction to Testfully, API Testing & Monitoring Platform

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.

Placeholders: embed values in tests
Placeholders: embed values in tests

Placeholders allow you to embed different kind of values in your test cases. In this article we go through this concept by adding some test cases and using placeholder inside them.

How does Testfully verify your API automatically?
How does Testfully verify your API automatically?

Validation (sometimes called assertion or checks) is one of the core concepts of any testing tool. When it comes to validation of your API, Testfully verifies behaviour of each step within a test independently.

API Health Monitoring with Testfully
API Health Monitoring with Testfully

API monitoring is one of common use cases of Testfully and in this article we will go through the process of defining a health check test and configure it to run every 5 mins.