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We interact with APIs every day in multiple ways, whether we are aware or not. They power everything we use, from your favorite social network, to the app you can't live without on your phone, to the applications that we test every day. As a tester, I was tasked with focusing on the front end of the applications I was testing for much of my career. Then I found out about the APIs running the applications, and dug into testing those and found a whole new world of testing! They house a lot of the business logic that runs the applications, and testing them is a lot easier to do than you may think. Every tester should dip their toe into the API testing world, and discover the ways it can help you test your applications!
Once registered you could ask Hilary any question on API Testing you might have, here are a few examples:
- What are some tools to do API testing, and what features should we look for in them?
- How can you automate API testing? What language(s) should I use?
- How do I find out about my application’s API so I can test it?