QA API Testing Explained For Manual and Automation QA Testing

The Test Lead
3 min readJan 16, 2023

API testing in the QA field is a very desired skill set and knowing how to do so only makes you more marketable and valuable in the field. But what does API testing entail?

I think we should first start off with what is an API.

What is an API?

API is an acronym that stands for application programming interface. It is a way for 2 or more computer programs to communicate with each other. APIs are a convenient way to share and receive data across different applications.

If you have a smartphone, there is a good chance that you use APIs all the time and don’t even know it. Mobile applications such as your banking application, use APIs to retrieve your bank information and send payments. The application connects to the internet and then sends information to a server. The server then receives the information performs the required actions, and then sends it back to your phone.

An API endpoint is a digital location where an API receives a request about a resource that exists on its server. Usually, an endpoint is a URL or uniform resource locator, that provides the location of the resource on the server. Now that we have a basic high-level idea about APIs, let’s discuss how to test them

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