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As a design pattern, Microservices help us move away from building monolithic services that are hard to maintain and resist change. Instead, the microservices pattern helps us build many single point solutions that integrate together at a higher level. But with a dramatic increase in fragmentation
Strictly speaking, SOAP and REST aren't directly comparable: REST is an architectural style, and SOAP is a specific protocol defined by a standard. A REST-styled project might, in principle, rely on SOAP. However, architects often abbreviate a typical choice in these terms: SOAP involves
In order to fully understand how your target audience would use your API, you have to dogfood it yourself and then, once it’s out in the wild, you need to monitor how it’s being used. For both API testing requirements, let’s use the common REST API example of a simple contact
Representational state transfer or “REST” is the software architectural style designed for distributed systems and, particularly, the World Wide Web. REST is not a protocol or standard. REST architecture is simply following certain guidelines for how a well-designed Web app behaves, in a
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We spoke with JoEllen West, Agile tester from VersionOne, to discuss automated testing and its’ role in Agile environments. VersionOne is recognized by agile practitioners as a leader in Agile project management tools.
Approaching test automation on products that were not designed to be testable can be something between "a challenge" and impossible. When I find I'm in that situation, usually I'll try to plant the idea with developers; "hey, it might be cool to write a unit test or two for
API testing is an inherently technical task. Instead of spinning up a new browser tab, typing into a slick user interface and clicking buttons, I reach for a tool and think carefully about data and endpoint paths. When we test an API, we deal with the stuff under the covers -- JSON, XML, REST, and