99 Minute Workshop

API Testing With Postman

with Suman Bala

What You'll Learn

By the end of this workshop you'll be able to:

  • Use Postman to create a request and examine HTTP response in Postman.
  • Use different authentication mechanisms like Basic Auth, API Keys, or OAuth.
  • Organise tests in collections and team workspace.
  • Create a simple workflow using variables in Postman.
  • Execute collection of your Postman API tests with Newman.

About This Workshop

Do you write/test your own APIs or use third-party APIs? But before you start investing time writing code to retrieve the data the API is offering, why not test the request first to make sure everything is working as expected? 
In this workshop, we’ll learn how to get started with Postman by using a real-world REST API.
Postman is a great web development and testing tool for working with APIs. With Postman, you can immediately start an interaction with your backend and get feedback on how API is performing, what information is available, how you can interact with it and you can do all this without writing a single line of code. Postman allows you to create a request with the required HTTP method and parameters, submit the request, and inspect the results without building client-side or front end, it means it’s easier to find bugs early in the development. 
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to create requests and building simple workflows, learn to deal with authentication mechanisms, and collaborate using team workspaces. 

·      Basic HTTP knowledge required (address, message body, headers, cookies, ...)
·      Basic knowledge about RESTful APIs and JSON
·      PC with Windows, macOS, or Linux for installing Postman. 

This workshop has been designed to be attended live. If you can’t make the scheduled time, it will stay available to replay in CrowdCast for 7 days. To get the most out of it, we highly recommend you attend it live!

Your Instructor

Suman Bala

Suman Bala

Test Lead

Suman is a QA advocate with a passion for improvement in quality processes and is a strong believer in Test Automation. In the past 14 years, she has designed and developed an automation framework from scratch for various products from middleware graphics library, e-commerce and mobile apps. She has honed her capabilities in coaching, mentoring, and team leading, as well as more strategic and technical demands associated with testing. Her mission is to develop teams to transform their thinking, approach, and capability, resulting in a happier and more efficient workforce. She feels proud of how people’s perspective has changed regarding testing throughout her career. She is striving to instil the idea that quality is everyone’s responsibility as opposed to merely laying it at the feet of QA. She is a co-organiser for the Ministry of Testing Leeds meet-up. She is part of multiple initiatives groups at Sky such as women in tech, better allies, grassroots leaders, and co-founder of the public speaking guild. Talk to her about quality first, building inclusive teams, and cooking.

What are 99 Minute Workshops?

  • Instructor-led
  • Short
  • Targeted
  • Outcomes-based
  • Learn live with others
  • Convenient
  • Included in Pro

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