False positives in API tests can be a major pain point for developers. They can lead to wasted time and resources, and they can also make it difficult to identify and fix real problems.

In this video, we'll share some pro tips for avoiding false positives in your Postman API tests. We'll cover a variety of topics, including:

  • How to write effective test assertions
  • How to use variables and data-driven testing to reduce the number of tests you need to write
  • How to use Postman's built-in features to debug and troubleshoot your tests

By the end of this video, you'll have the knowledge and skills to avoid false positives in your Postman API tests, which can help you to improve the quality and efficiency of your testing workflow.

Never failing tests suck! And they happen to everybody. Be a smart developer and make sure that the API tests that you write will fail when needed. This can save your reputation!

Tests that do not fail happen for many reasons. Everybody can make a small mistake and think that all is good when the API tests are wrong and cannot fail.

In this tutorial, I will show you a simple but effective technique that will help you figure out if your tests work. We will be "testing the tests" and use the built-in Postman mock server to achieve this.


⭐️ Video contents ⭐️

⌨️ 00:00 - Introduction
⌨️ 00:35 - Using mock servers to simulate API changes
⌨️ 06:46 - JSON schema validation
⌨️ 08:33 - Conclusion


Postman Pro-Tips: How to Avoid False Positives in API Tests
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