STAREAST 2018 Tutorial: Fundamentals of Testing REST APIs

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Fundamentals of Testing REST APIs

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Just getting started on your application programming interface (API) testing journey? Need to better understand APIs and how to effectively test them? Join Lianne Klaver for this introductory tutorial as he discusses API concepts, examples, test strategies, and techniques. Lianne describes the message architecture of REST APIs and discusses elements such as API resources, verbs, states, headers, and tokens. She shares examples and demonstrations of REST APIs in operation to give you a better understanding of how they work. Then learn by doing with exercises that enable you to recognize typical risks related to API interfaces. Participants who bring their laptops will have the opportunity to do the exercises on the API provided and make a collection of tests. Leave with an understanding of how APIs enable data to be collected and pushed from a back-end system or application to serve other business logic and information requests.

Note: Participants are highly encouraged to bring a laptop to this tutorial.


Lianne Klaver
Lianne Klaver is a specialist on device labs and mobile test strategy for Polteq, the biggest independent specialist in Software Testing in the Netherlands. She works with a variety of clients, providing them with a device lab based on their customer statistics, advises them on their mobile test strategy and sets up API testing within mobile projects. Lianne is valued by many customers for her expertise. She is passionate about sharing knowledge. Coming from a background in sales and business relations, she uses her persuasive and didactic skills to train and coach other professionals on various topics. Lianne teaches “Mobile app testing in practice”, CMAP and API testing and is appreciated as trainer because of her enthusiasm and the open atmosphere during her training.