Posts Tagged: tools

11 Testing and Building Tools for APIs

An API works as an intermediary between two apps that allows them to communicate with each other. Most companies have built APIs, which stands for application programming interfaces, using different tools for either themselves or their customers.

Perhaps the most crucial and time-consuming part of building APIs is manual testing and debugging. Read more

Review of Postwoman

We review the open-source Postwoman project; a lean API request builder

API testing is of prime importance – few would underappreciate this step of the development process. As such, the availability of tools for testing, refining, and development is wide and ever-changing. Read more

Understanding the Hidden Powers of curl

curl is exceedingly powerful – unfortunately, much of this power is somewhat hidden in the purposeful non-verbosity and the underlying complexity of its numerous flags, configurations, and options. Once understood, curl boasts a wide range of powerful options. Today, we’re going to cover some of these options and discuss the hidden power behind one of the most popular and beloved open-source projects. Read more

Why DevOps Tooling Relies on Great API Integrations

APIs drive DevOps in every meaning of the word. With that being said, we often look at APIs only in one light – we view them as a product rather than what they are, which is a core enabling system for the modern code infrastructure. Read more

Review of Everest API Testing Tool

We check out Everest, an open source API testing project. 

Testing is a fundamental part of the API development cycle. Accordingly, the tools used for testing are just as essential as the test itself. In the average development cycle, thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, of API queries will be passed through and tested to ensure data integrity, response clarity, and user experience. Read more