How does your team come up a testing strategy? For many teams, the answer is "we don't", at least, not really. Instead the team does what someone else defined a long time ago, perhaps something like run all the test cases, and then rerun the tests that fail once there is a fix. Other
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The engines were cranking away on creating and using agile development practices well before the manifesto was written and signed, but testing has been slower to catch up. For a long time, if you asked about the role of an agile tester, the response would be 'collaboration'. Collaborating
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
The machine-to-machine communications APIs enable are so important that the literature and contention around REST have multiplied in the following years. Several principles of successful REST APIs have emerged, though; a dozen of the most important follow.
Functional testing is great for finding some types of problems. But using that technique alone is a bit like volunteering to put blinders on to other risks.
How do we test the product to find problems that only show up when all the pieces are combined and in the right place?