The Importance of API Testing
A team has written many APIs, and everyone thinks they are done. However, when deployed to production, there may be some security issues, such as incorrect data returned by the API or poor API performance, which can cause your server to crash. Therefore, API testing is very important. This means setting up a checkpoint to check your API thoroughly before it is considered complete and ready for further operations. API testing ensures that your API is secure, performs well, and is ready for deployment.
What is Automated Testing?
API testing is important, but how do you carry out API testing? If a team has hundreds of APIs, do you have to manually debug and verify each one? This is obviously not practical and even if it is feasible, it will be very time-consuming. This is the significance of automated testing, which frees up the hands of developers and greatly improves the efficiency of testing. The advantages of automated testing mainly lie in two aspects:
- Machines help you to perform testing, freeing up your hands and improving efficiency.
- It can be reused repeatedly, which greatly reduces the creation frequency.
Automation Testing Tool: Apidog
After discussing the importance of automated testing, let's talk about how to carry out automated testing. In today's internet age, many automated testing tools have emerged, such as Apidog, Postman, JMeter, and so on. This post takes Apidog as an example of automated testing.
Although it is a newly released product, it has many unique advantages compared to other similar products. Apidog is an integrated API collaboration platform that can realize API documentation, API debugging, API mock, and API automated testing. It is a more advanced API design/development/testing tool. You can design, debug, test, and collaborate on your API on a unified platform, eliminating the problem of switching between different tools and inconsistent data.
How to Automate Testing with Apidog
Automating tests with Apidog requires only a few simple steps and is very easy to do, follow along and give it a try.
Step 1: Create an API
First, you need to create an API:
Step 2: Set up Assertions
Apidog supports visual assertions, which are very convenient, and you don't even need to write script code.
Just fill in the corresponding information in the form provided by Apidog, and you don't need to write script code.
Click the Save button.
Step 3: Create a New Test Case
Then, go to the automation testing interface to create a new test case.
Fill in the basic information of the test case, including the name and directory.
Step 4: Add an API to the Test Case
Enter the created test case and select to import an API.
Import your target API.
Step 5: Set Parameters and Run
You can set some running parameters, such as I want to run this API 50 times.
Finally, click Run to view the results. Apidog's automated testing is so fast, simple, and convenient!