Practical API Testing – by Andy Griffin
Many members of the IT community are just gaining experience testing with web API’s. Testing API’s can be intimidating compared to those comfortable GUI’s, but the world of requests and responses is full of opportunities. Perhaps your team isn’t sure where API testing fits into your SDLC or your organization doesn’t believe API’s should be tested directly at all. Even if you have no idea what API even stands for or how to being to approach testing, we will address those questions in this session. Those in attendance will be provided with an overview on how your team should approach API testing as part of your test strategy. We will also provide working examples on interacting with services via automation testing.
Andy presently works as an Application Architect at Huntington National Bank, with a focus on automation development. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Computer Science, and has subsequently worked at multiple large firms in Central Ohio. His experience includes leading testing teams updating legacy applications, coordinating quality assurance efforts on teams from the ground-up, and architecting automation frameworks for enterprise applications. In his spare time, Andy enjoys traveling, golfing, fantasy football, and dominating at kickball.