SHELLY TIWARI - Senior Automation QA, Kolmeo
SHIFTING LEFT AND MOVING FAST WITH API TEST AUTOMATION.
QA is a skill set which is evolving each day.It is one of the skill which has no limits and so as the expectations set from the QA.My whole mindset was challenged when I started getting hands dirty with APItesting.
API testing is the most important test you can perform as a QA Engineer; it gives you the required confidence to ensure that the server is responding in a proper way and reduce the testing efforts while performing e2e.
QAs are shifting left and beyond to make sure they deliver the right product right on time and one of their weapon is API testing.
I will share my experience around how API testing has helped me put my two cents in early stages of the delivery cycle.
Postman at many places is just an API development tool used by the devs and that’s it however It is capable of doing wonders for the QAs.I will be sharing my experience of testing a completely unknown third party API and later automating the contract tests using postman itself.
API testing is not limited to the middle layer but has a huge impact on the topmost layer of the pyramid.
If you smartly use the API testing in the top layer, it can actually do wonders for your business focus tests where you are mainly relying on the automated UI tests which can be flaky, bulky, or time-consuming many times.
I will be talking about my experience with the concept of hybrid testing where Automated API Tests are combined with UI test and how this has increased the efficiency of the project.