Talks

Exploring APIs with Postman

Submitted by Viv Richards

Talk Abstract:

While some UI testing will always be needed to verify that elements appear on a page and can be interacted with, API tests are much faster and more reliable than UI-based tests and can offer quicker feedback.

By pushing tests further down the stack you can gain more confidence in the software you are trying to develop and release, and shorten the feedback loops in order to adapt to change when things don't go quite to plan.

Join me in this session to learn how to get started testing APIs using Postman. Whether your totally new to Postman or API testing or you've done a little, in this session I will share how to get started as well as various hints and tips to start to hopefully help you find bugs earlier in the development process, often before the UI has been created.

Takeaways:

  • Learn what API testing is and why you should care
  • Discover what Postman is and how to get started testing APIs with it
  • Learn some tips and tricks to take your Postman API testing to the next level

About Viv Richards

Viv Richards is an independent QA consultant, a blogger and a community bumble bee. In his spare time he enjoys teaching children to code as a CodeClub volunteer as well as bringing communities together to share skills and knowledge by organising local meet-up’s as well as organising South Wales largest agile and developer conference.