Author: Eliot Wasserman

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The ‘What’ and ‘Why’ of API Testing

Why do testers need to know how to do API testing?  The short answer: for complete coverage! UI testing, either manual or automated, is still just testing the presentation layers to make sure the end user experience matches expectations and meets functional requirements. So, if solely using UI testing without data-driven API testing, it’s nearly impossible to validate all different possibilities of how a user could manipulate the application and the related sub-applications.  The best approach is to test both UI and API.

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Why Test Automation is Essential to Successful DevOps

It’s been proven that QA leads to a lower failure rate and ultimately better software, but when deadlines approach and time constraints become an unwelcome reality, QA professionals yearn for a way to lessen the pressure and keep the process flowing.  The natural progression for a DevOps process that is already highly automated is to transition more of the QA process to fall in line, either through test driven development (TDD) or automated scripts running continuously during testing of newly developed features, and onwards as UAT and production environments are smoke tested.