Appendix A: Tools for Accessing REST APIs

When you have to work in an agile development environment, you need to be able to quickly test your API. In this appendix, you will learn about open source REST API testing.

GUI testing for REST API services is slow and a poor choice for developers who want to get quick results about their code from the latest build. API testing is considered a better choice for developers because it tends to be faster and is more reliable than GUI testing.

API Testing

Application programming interface (API) testing involves bypassing the user interaction using a GUI/web page and communicating directly to the services within an application by making API calls.

API testing lets developers test “headless” technologies such ...

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