Friday, August 1, 2014

API testing - when software talks to other software

An Application Programming Interface (API) makes it possible for software to talk to other software applications. API testing is in many respects like testing software at the user-interface level, only instead of testing by means of standard user inputs and outputs, you use software to send calls to the API, get output, and log the system’s response. Depending on the testing environment, you may use a suite of prepared test applications, but very often, you will wind up writing code specifically to test the API.

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