Julia Pottinger


Julia Pottinger

Julia Pottinger is Training and Development Manager at QualityWorks with expertise in manual, automated and API testing and training which has helped companies enhance the quality of their software through improved test coverage, faster time to market, increased process efficiency and optimized use of resources.

Julia is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience and contributes to the testing community through writing articles, and delivering testing content on Test Automation University as well as her Youtube Channel and blog. She also conducts testing bootcamps for persons interested in entering the field of QA.

Title: API Automation - scenarios to consider

UI automation is pretty popular and offers valuable feedback on the quality of software. In addition to doing UI automation, it is of great value that you also automate your API tests. API automation provides faster feedback and a wide test coverage of key areas. When testing api’s we normally ensure that the API does what it should, by returning the correct status and messages. In addition to that there are several other scenarios that should be considered. We should also spend time on doing negative tests to ensure that our APIs handle errors appropriately, follow the specified schema, and don't reveal data that it shouldn’t or have certain security gaps. In this talk I will go through test scenarios that are important to consider when performing automated tests for API’s.

Key Takeaways:
1. Understand API's
2. Positive and Negative scenarios to automate on API's
3. Tools and Techniques to test APIs

This session would be relevant for Testers.

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