STARCANADA 2019 Concurrent Session : API Testing Is Critical—Here's How to Do It Right

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

API Testing Is Critical—Here's How to Do It Right

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It is important to make sure you have a sound API testing strategy because it relates to the critical operation of today’s connected businesses. But all too often, API testing is overlooked. Adam Sandman will provide practical techniques for how to ensure you have sufficient test coverage of your API endpoints, how to leverage realistic test data, and how to integrate API tests into your DevOps toolchain and overall test reporting environment. He will also cover API design patterns such as endpoint versioning, self-describing data formats, authentication, authorization, and mocking. You will learn how to use a variety of different tools and frameworks to simplify API testing, with practical samples testing real applications, plus hear some horror stories about when good APIs turn bad. Come discover why API testing should not be taken for granted and what you can do about it. You'll leave with some overall strategies and best practices for a sound API test plan.

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Inflectra Corporation

Adam Sandman was a programmer from the age of 10 and has been working in the IT industry for the past twenty years in areas such as architecture, agile development, testing, and project management. Currently Adam is a director of technology at Inflectra Corporation, where he is interested in technology, business, and enabling people to follow their passions. At Inflectra, Adam has been responsible for researching the tools, technologies, and processes in the software lifecycle management space. Before Inflectra, Adam was a director at business and technology consulting firm Sapient.