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Application Programming Interface : a set of functions and procedures that allow the creation of applications which access the features or data of an operating system, application, or other service.

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How to approach API testing?

This is one of the most common needs today and consequently a common interview question. This question is intended to be a canonical answer to the general question of "How do I test an API". Other ...
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API test automation: GUI tool vs programmatic approach?

We have a Rest API written in C# and I need to investigate a good approach to automate the tests. There are 2 ways to automate API tests: GUI tool (e.g. SoapUI) Programmatic approach, using some test ...
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How do you test a backend API?

I was applying for QA position and the SDET asked me this question: How do you test a backend API? In the interview. I wasn't sure I answered it correctly. Just wondering if I can get some input ...
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Setting up an API Test Framework

I'm testing an API and I'm looking to define my payload using classes so that my program can then deserialize/serialize into any format (namely XML in my case). Below is an example of the payload: ...
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