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4 Major Advantages of API Testing

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Whether performed in-house or by an offshore QA team, API testing offers 4 major advantages over GUI testing. Learn more in this QASource Slideshare.

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4 Major Advantages of API Testing

  1. 1. 4 Major Advantages of API Testing
  2. 2. ARE YOU TESTING FOR CORE FUNCTIONALITY UNDER A TIGHT DEADLINE?
  3. 3. API TESTING OFFERS 4 MAJOR ADVANTAGES OVER GUI TESTING
  4. 4. ADVANTAGE #1: TIME EFFECTIVE
  5. 5. ADVANTAGE #1: TIME EFFECTIVE Shave DAYS off of your TEST CYCLE.
  6. 6. In GUI, completion took 50 hours… Our engineers executed 30,000 automated tests in a case study: (using parallel execution)
  7. 7. In GUI, completion took 50 hours… Our engineers executed 30,000 automated tests in a case study: …versus just 8.5 hours in API. (using parallel execution)
  8. 8. ADVANTAGE #2: LANGUAGE-INDEPENDENT
  9. 9. ADVANTAGE #2: LANGUAGE-INDEPENDENT Data is exchanged via XML or JSON, so any core language can be used for AUTOMATION.
  10. 10. ADVANTAGE #3: EASY GUI INTEGRATION
  11. 11. ADVANTAGE #3: EASY GUI INTEGRATION Pursuing GUI after API? With API testing, you can create new users within the application prior to GUI testing.
  12. 12. ADVANTAGE #4: TEST CORE FUNCTIONALITY
  13. 13. ADVANTAGE #4: TEST CORE FUNCTIONALITY CORE ACCESS ALLOWS YOU TO… EXPOSE SMALL ERRORS 1
  14. 14. ADVANTAGE #4: TEST CORE FUNCTIONALITY CORE ACCESS ALLOWS YOU TO… EXPOSE SMALL ERRORS EVALUATE BUILD STRENGTH 1 2
  15. 15. ADVANTAGE #4: TEST CORE FUNCTIONALITY CORE ACCESS ALLOWS YOU TO… EXPOSE SMALL ERRORS EVALUATE BUILD STRENGTH TEST IN TANDEM WITH DEVELOPMENT 1 2 3
  16. 16. REALIZING THE BENEFITS IMPROVED TEST COVERAGE of API Testing
  17. 17. REALIZING THE BENEFITS IMPROVED TEST COVERAGE CONSERVED RESOURCES of API Testing
  18. 18. REALIZING THE BENEFITS IMPROVED TEST COVERAGE CONSERVED RESOURCES FASTER RELEASE of API Testing
  19. 19. REALIZING THE BENEFITS IMPROVED TEST COVERAGE CONSERVED RESOURCES FASTER RELEASE ADVANTAGEOUS IN-HOUSE OR WITH OFFSHORE QA of API Testing
  20. 20. FOR MORE ON THESE FOUR API TESTING ADVANTAGES READ THE FULL BLOG POST AT QALOUNGE: API TEST TOOLKIT: ADVANTAGES OF API TESTING QUESTIONS ABOUT API TESTING SERVICES? VISIT US AT QASOURCE.COM

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