We review Optic, a tool for auto-documenting and testing APIs
There are few things as important to the API developer experience as API specifications and API documentation. Both provide a vital conduit between the API provider and developer user, expressing critical information on functional aspects of the API. Read more
Workarounds are clever, but less than ideal solutions to problems that shouldn’t really exist. In the world of APIs, an example of this might be scraping an application’s frontend to make up for endpoints that don’t exist.
At first sight, workarounds may seem like a bad thing. Read more
We review Gremlin, a tool for API testing based on a chaos engineering ethos Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post. Our coverage is part of our effort to highlight new, interesting tools in the API space.
The internet is an extremely complex place. Read more
Testing is often considered to be a secondary consideration at the end of the development lifecycle. The common thought is that APIs are tested after they are built, and that any issues found should be addressed during these later stages. While this is certainly a method that can deliver a finished product, utilizing testing in such a manner is missing some major benefits of earlier testing. Read more
The subject of API testing is often used in passing, but the exact API test types are wide and varying. From functional testing, to penetration testing, error detection, fuzz testing, and beyond, there are many ways to validate API performance and security. Read more