Getting started with Rest APIs

Andrei Contan

Andrei Contan

Date: April 26, 2017

Language: English

About the workshop:

Transitioning from the monolithic technology era to microservices implementation, one key component is the service oriented architecture (SOA) principle. At the core of SOA lie services which enable various consumer and clients to access the same functionality provided by a back-end server. Getting familiar with RESTful architectural approach is very useful when defining your automated checks strategy. Exploring the system, several questions may arise: how do I identify the APIs? How do I test them? How to write test scripts to against such services? What testing tool can do the job?

Many languages, many options – during this workshop, I will help you get started with testing rest services. During the session you will learn:

  • How to choose the right tool for you?
  • Identifying and defining heuristics to test RESTful APIs
  • Writing test scripts
  • Creating test data
  • Running tests

Prerequisites for this workshop:

For this session, we kindly ask to bring your laptop with prior installed PostMan (free version) or SoapUI (free version).