(API): Best Practices for API Testing

Stanis Giovanni
RapidAPI, Product owner for Testing

Stanis Giovanni currently owns API Testing at RapidAPI, focusing on improving the testing experience for developers and QA engineers. Previously, he was a software developer who brought his experience building and testing products at pre- and post-IPO companies into Product Management.

With APIs taking center stage in organizations of all sizes, testing them is becoming more imperative. The central role they play also means API testing offers great advantages in bolstering software quality. APIs - being contractual and fixed in nature, also afford an opportunity to create stable and easy to maintain tests. For all these reasons - API testing should be top of mind for every modern software team. But how do you instill the best practices in API testing to ensure seamless interaction between the applications dependent on them? To run API tests successfully, it is recommended to adhere to the same best practices that you would uphold for any software development. This talk will explore the best practices for API testing to enable users to create and manage comprehensive API tests from development through deployment