APIs are the basis of modern software development, more and more teams everyday moves away from monolithic applications and begin adopting a micro service based approach for their software development.
Today more and more companies are leaning towards DevOps, Continuous Integration (CI), and Continuous Deployment (CD), therefore testing is an essential of the development. As part of your organizations testing strategy, API testing should be done using various automation tools, specially using AI and machine learning technologies.
To reduce the complexity of API testing, some vendors have created tools that utilizes AI to convert manual UI tests into API tests. Our team can help you to configure these tools that usually act like sniffers, using machine learning to automatically find patterns and connect relationships among different services as users interact with the applications.
API testing is a set of quality assurance plans that include sending calls to the API, getting output, and validating the system’s response against the defined input parameters, in particular, the accuracy of data and data’s format, HTTP status codes, and error codes. The current popular tools for testing APIs include Postman, Rest Assured, jMeter, and others.
Here we have listed the typical types of API tests that Dynathrone team of testers usually preform for our clients in Toronto and Canada. The API tesing is ofcourse part of the testing plan and and various depending on the nature of each project.
|API Test type||Description|
|Validation testing||Validation (or verification) testing is one of the last steps in the development process, but it is one of the more important test. It verifies the processes to check whether the API meets the specifications and that it fulfills its intended purpose. It includes a set of questions about the product, its behavior and efficiency and basically running everything against the initial requirements.|
|Functional testing||Functional testing is the assessment of specific functions within the code. It makes sure the API actually works within expected parameters, meaning it: returns the desired output for a given input;|
handles errors when the results are outside of the expected parameters.
A typical functional testing types is Positive/Negative testing. Negative testing checks how an API responds to every possible kind of wrong input, while positive testing verifies the correct functioning of the API when the input conforms to the norm.
|Performance testing||To ensure the API can handle the expected load, we validate its functionality and performance by artificially creating and simulating API calls.|
|Load testing||Load testing is to measure where the limit of system performance under high load lies. It measures response times, throughput, server conditions, and others while the number of calls are being constantly increased|
|Soak testing||Load tests that runs over a long period of time can reveal system instabilities like memory leaks.|
|Stress testing||Stressing the application by increasing the count of virtual users to find the point at which the API starts throwing errors, slows down, or stops responding.|
|Spike testing||Creating a sudden spike of users will test whether the API is able to stabilize and return to normal function.|
|Scalability testing||To measure that the system performance scales according to the changing load by increasing the number of incoming requests and monitoring whether it causes a proportional increase in response time.|
|Peak testing||Similar to soak testing, here you subject your API to the heaviest load while reducing the time of the attack.|
|User Interface testing||UI testing is more specific test of the user interface for the API and its constituent parts. Whether the interface is graphical or depends upon command-line endpoint calls or how the user or developer experience is measured .|
|Security testing||It validates whether security requirements are fulfilled which includes authentication, permissions, and access controls. It also includes topics such as authentication type, sensitive data encryption. resource authorization, etc.|
|Fuzz testing||As part of security audit we forcibly input massive amounts of random data, it tests how well the API survive or doesn’t show negative behavior like a forced crash or overflow.|
|Penetration testing||Another security test is penetration testing. The penetration testing, certain API functions, resources, processes, or the entire API is under attack from the outside to determine whether the threat vector is reached.|
|Reliability testing||Test the reliability of interfacing between internal or third-party services by simulating disconnection on various devices and how well|
|Integration testing||Test the integration between internal or third-party services by testing communication between APIs to ensure they properly integrate to each other|
|Interoperability and WS Compliance Testing||This test is planned only when using SOAP APIs in the enterprise environment to ensure the API complies and conform to the Web Services Interoperability profiles.|
Our team of experts are available to help you in your development projects and assists you with creating custom APIs or integrating Google API sand help your team with Setting up, testing and configuration of various Google APIs. Here is a list of some of the Google API where our team in Toronto and GTA can help you to set up, configure and test.
Machine learning APIs
|Dialogflow API||Builds conversational interfaces|
|Cloud Natural Language API||Provides natural language understanding technologies, such as sentiment analysis, entity.|
|Cloud Vision API||Image Content Analysis|
|Cloud Speech-to-Text API||Speech recognition|
|Cloud Translation API||Integrates text translation into your website or application.|
|Maps SDK for Android||Maps for your native Android app.|
|Maps SDK for iOS||Maps for your native iOS app.|
|Places API||Get detailed information about 100 million places|
|Roads API||Snap-to-road functionality to accurately trace GPS breadcrumbs.|
G Suite APIs
|Google Drive API||The Google Drive API allows clients to access resources from Google Drive|
|Google Calendar API||Integrate with Google Calendar using the Calendar API.|
|Gmail API||Flexible, RESTful access to the user’s inbox|
|G Suite Marketplace SDK||A toolkit for integrating web applications with G Suite.|
|Google Sheets API||The Sheets API gives you full control over the content and appearance of your spreadsheet data.|
|YouTube Data API v3||The YouTube Data API v3 is an API that provides access to YouTube data, such as videos, playlists,…|
|YouTube Reporting API||Schedules reporting jobs containing your YouTube Analytics data and downloads the resulting bulk…|
|YouTube Analytics API||Retrieves your YouTube Analytics data.|
|Google+ API||The Google+ API enables developers to build on top of the Google+ platform.|
|Blogger API v3||The Blogger API provides access to posts, comments and pages of a Blogger blog.|
|Google+ Domains API||The Google+ Domains API enables developers to build on top of the Google+ platform for Google Apps…|
|Google People API||Provides access to information about profiles and contacts.|
|Contacts API||The Contacts API lets you view, edit, and organize your contacts.|
|AdSense Management API||The AdSense Management API allows publishers to access their inventory and run earnings and…|
|DCM/DFA Reporting And Trafficking API||Manage your DoubleClick Campaign Manager ad campaigns and reports.|
|Ad Exchange Seller API||Pro grammatically access Ad Exchange publisher inventory.|
|Ad Exchange Buyer API II||Build applications that interact directly with the DoubleClick Ad Exchange platform.|
|Search Ads 360 API||Report and modify your advertising data in Search Ads 360|
|Google Play Game Services||Start integrating popular gaming features in your mobile games by using the Google Play games…|
|Google Play Android Developer API||Manage your app in the Google Play Store|
|Fitness API||The Fitness API for managing users’ fitness tracking data.|
|Google Play Custom App Publishing API||API to create and publish custom Android apps|
|Google Play Game Services Publishing API||The Google Play Game Services Publishing API allows developers to configure their games in Game…|
Google Cloud APIs
|Compute Engine API||Computing Engine API|
|Cloud Storage||Google Cloud Storage is a RESTful service for storing and accessing your data on Google’s …|
|Cloud Deployment Manager V2 API||The Google Cloud Deployment Manager v2 API provides services for configuring, deploying,…|
|Cloud DNS API||Highly Available Global DNS Network|
|Cloud Datastore API||Horizontally Scale able NoSQL Document Database|
|Google Analytics API||The Analytics API provides access to Analytics configuration and report data.|
|Custom Search API||Retrieve and display search results from Google Custom Search pro grammatically.|
|PageSpeed Insights API||Improve your web pages|
|Web Fonts Developer API||The Google Web Fonts Developer API lets you retrieve information about web fonts served by…|
|Digital Asset Links API||Discovers relationships between online assets such as websites or mobile apps.|
Dynathrone team of engineers can help your company by developing a strategy and plan for defining the API testing approach, what you want to accomplish and how you are going to achieve it. This document removes all uncertainty in requirement with a clear plan of approach for achieving the API test objectives.
A strategy plan for defining the testing approach, what you want to accomplish and how you are going to achieve it. It guides the QA team to define Test scenarios, test cases and their scope. The document also removes all uncertainty or vague requirement statements with a clear plan of approach for achieving the test objectives. Test Strategy is one of the most important documents for the QA team. We would have said, let’s talk about it over a cup of coffee, if it only was before the Corona Pandemic, but now we may want to have a phone call or hook up on the WebEx and discuss your needs and see if and how we can help.
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