REST for the Weary Tester: Tips and Tricks for Testing REST Services

Under the hood of your web or mobile application there are likely multiple REST-based services doing the hard work of connecting your application to the world. Thorough testing of these services can help you flush out issues early in the software lifecycle, and provide a solid foundation for continuing application development and testing. In this session you’ll get an overview of how to approach testing a REST service, what kind of tools are available, and how to get started writing automated tests for the services your application relies on.

Session Takeaways:

  • Learn the value of testing web services early in the development cycle.
  • How to make a functional test plan for REST APIs.
  • Techniques for manual exploratory testing of REST services.
  • Methods for writing test automation in Python and Java.

Automation Strategy
Location: Bayshore Ballroom Date: April 7, 2016 Time: 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Amber Race