APIs are the heart of any software systems today; from small startups to scale-ups and enterprises, companies rely on APIs to deliver value to their customers. Our unsung heroes generate profit directly & indirectly, open doors for other vendors to integrate with our software and add value. Yet, we don’t see engineering & QA teams test APIs independently; they’re often tested via GUIs. In this topic, we go through why we need to treat APIs as first-class software citizens and test them independent of any UI
Engineering and QA teams start thinking about testing APIs directly, which makes testing UIs simpler as testing responsibilities are now divided between API testing suites and UI testing suites. We see what values API testing brings to the table for companies and how testing APIs help companies release better software faster.