API Testing

Testing Services


API Testing Services available at TESTRIQ

An API or an Application Programming Interface is an interface in the field of computing that acts as a medium for other software intermediaries to interact with each other. It acts as a broker that delivers your request to the service provider and then delivers its response back to you.

API Testing Services include a number of benefits like Speed and Coverage of Testing, Faster Resolution Time, Easier Test Maintenance, and Earlier Testing. It is carried out to ensure whether an API meets the expectations with respect to security, performance, functionality, and reliability.

There are many software testing services offering companies that carry out the testing operations on a number of software belonging to different domains and having different functionality. TESTRIQ is one such organization.

What do we test?

API Testing Services include a number of APIs that are tested. They may differ from one another in functionalities and the domains that they operate in. Some of the initial forms of API that are tested are as follows:

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    TCP/IP Sockets

  • data-management
    RPC (Remote Procedure Call)

  • server-support
    Web Services (REST and SOAP)

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    CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture)

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    DCOM (Microsoft Distributed Component Object Model)

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    EJB (Enterprise Java Bean)

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How do we test?

APIs act as a bridge that is used for communication between different applications and third party services as well.  The steps to carry out an API testing process are as follows,

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    Defining the Test Plan

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    Carrying out Manual API Testing with the help of a tool

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    Execution and Reporting the defects

The benefits of testing an API include Protection from malicious code, Time efficiency, Cost-effectiveness, Independent use of technology, and access to the application without a user interface.


About the Service

API Testing is categorized into four categories depending upon the requirement of the software or the client. These categories are as follows,

  • Unit Testing

    This testing process is carried out manually via the command line and a cURL command. It is executed when an API has to test a single endpoint by applying a single request and waiting to receive a single response or multiple responses.

  • Integration Testing

    It is the most commonly used form of API testing. APIs are at the center of integrating networks between internal and third party services and hence it is the easiest way to test an API.

  • End-to-end Testing

    It is carried out to ensure that the data being communicated between services remains within that network or channel itself.

  • Performance Testing

    It is carried out to understand and analyze APIs behavior under peak conditions.

TESTRIQ is always accommodating our diverse needs and we feel like they are a part of our company rather than an external supplier.
John H. Bedard, Jr
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