Automation Bro

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Write your first API Test using JavaScript

In this post, we’ll take a look at what tools/technologies do we need for writing API tests using JavaScript and then we’ll also write our first API test. So let’s get started…

⚙️ Dependencies:

First off, we’ll need to get the following dependencies installed to set up our base framework -

Note: the above libraries/frameworks are optional to use, you can replace any one or all of them to meet your desired goals.

📁 Setup your project:

You can watch the installation video below to see how to install all these packages and get your project setup.


✍️ Write API Test:

Once you have your project setup, we will begin to write our API test in the users.js file (created as part of the installation video above).

import supertest from 'supertest';
const request = supertest('https://gorest.co.in/public-api/');

import { expect } from 'chai';

// watch the installation video to create your token
const TOKEN = {your_token_here}

describe('Users', () => {
  it('GET /users', (done) => {
    // make a GET call to the users api
    request.get(`users?access-token=${TOKEN}`).end((err, res) => {
      // assertion to ensure data is not empty
      expect(res.body.data).to.not.be.empty;
      // done callback to handle async calls
      done();
    });
  });
});

🏃‍♂️ Run your test:

Now, its time to run your test, you can do that by running the mocha command or doing npm test which will also run the same mocha command if you followed the installation video.

Alt Text

There you go, we just created our first API test and it ran successfully 🙌.

Time to celebrate -
Celebration Gif


Check out this video to see a detailed explanation on how to write your first API test:

You can also clone the GitHub repo to access this code


To learn more about API testing, check out my free tutorial series here -

API Testing Tutorial Series


I hope this post helped you out, let me know in the comments below!

Happy testing! 😄

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Dejah  Reinger

Dejah Reinger

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How to Do API Testing?

Nowadays API testing is an integral part of testing. There are a lot of tools like postman, insomnia, etc. There are many articles that ask what is API, What is API testing, but the problem is How to do API testing? What I need to validate.

Note: In this article, I am going to use postman assertions for all the examples since it is the most popular tool. But this article is not intended only for the postman tool.

Let’s directly jump to the topic.

Let’s consider you have an API endpoint example http://dzone.com/getuserDetails/{{username}} when you send the get request to that URL it returns the JSON response.

My API endpoint is http://dzone.com/getuserDetails/{{username}}

The response is in JSON format like below

JSON

{
  "jobTitle": "string",
  "userid": "string",
  "phoneNumber": "string",
  "password": "string",
  "email": "user@example.com",
  "firstName": "string",
  "lastName": "string",
  "userName": "string",
  "country": "string",
  "region": "string",
  "city": "string",
  "department": "string",
  "userType": 0
}

In the JSON we can see there are properties and associated values.

Now, For example, if we need details of the user with the username ‘ganeshhegde’ we need to send a **GET **request to **http://dzone.com/getuserDetails/ganeshhegde **

dzone.com

Now there are two scenarios.

1. Valid Usecase: User is available in the database and it returns user details with status code 200

2. Invalid Usecase: User is Unavailable/Invalid user in this case it returns status with code 404 with not found message.

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Autumn  Blick

Autumn Blick

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Public ASX100 APIs: The Essential List

We’ve conducted some initial research into the public APIs of the ASX100 because we regularly have conversations about what others are doing with their APIs and what best practices look like. Being able to point to good local examples and explain what is happening in Australia is a key part of this conversation.

Method

The method used for this initial research was to obtain a list of the ASX100 (as of 18 September 2020). Then work through each company looking at the following:

  1. Whether the company had a public API: this was found by googling “[company name] API” and “[company name] API developer” and “[company name] developer portal”. Sometimes the company’s website was navigated or searched.
  2. Some data points about the API were noted, such as the URL of the portal/documentation and the method they used to publish the API (portal, documentation, web page).
  3. Observations were recorded that piqued the interest of the researchers (you will find these below).
  4. Other notes were made to support future research.
  5. You will find a summary of the data in the infographic below.

Data

With regards to how the APIs are shared:

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An API-First Approach For Designing Restful APIs | Hacker Noon

I’ve been working with Restful APIs for some time now and one thing that I love to do is to talk about APIs.

So, today I will show you how to build an API using the API-First approach and Design First with OpenAPI Specification.

First thing first, if you don’t know what’s an API-First approach means, it would be nice you stop reading this and check the blog post that I wrote to the Farfetchs blog where I explain everything that you need to know to start an API using API-First.

Preparing the ground

Before you get your hands dirty, let’s prepare the ground and understand the use case that will be developed.

Tools

If you desire to reproduce the examples that will be shown here, you will need some of those items below.

  • NodeJS
  • OpenAPI Specification
  • Text Editor (I’ll use VSCode)
  • Command Line

Use Case

To keep easy to understand, let’s use the Todo List App, it is a very common concept beyond the software development community.

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Automation Bro

Automation Bro

1601653201

Write your first API Test using JavaScript

In this post, we’ll take a look at what tools/technologies do we need for writing API tests using JavaScript and then we’ll also write our first API test. So let’s get started…

⚙️ Dependencies:

First off, we’ll need to get the following dependencies installed to set up our base framework -

Note: the above libraries/frameworks are optional to use, you can replace any one or all of them to meet your desired goals.

📁 Setup your project:

You can watch the installation video below to see how to install all these packages and get your project setup.


✍️ Write API Test:

Once you have your project setup, we will begin to write our API test in the users.js file (created as part of the installation video above).

import supertest from 'supertest';
const request = supertest('https://gorest.co.in/public-api/');

import { expect } from 'chai';

// watch the installation video to create your token
const TOKEN = {your_token_here}

describe('Users', () => {
  it('GET /users', (done) => {
    // make a GET call to the users api
    request.get(`users?access-token=${TOKEN}`).end((err, res) => {
      // assertion to ensure data is not empty
      expect(res.body.data).to.not.be.empty;
      // done callback to handle async calls
      done();
    });
  });
});

🏃‍♂️ Run your test:

Now, its time to run your test, you can do that by running the mocha command or doing npm test which will also run the same mocha command if you followed the installation video.

Alt Text

There you go, we just created our first API test and it ran successfully 🙌.

Time to celebrate -
Celebration Gif


Check out this video to see a detailed explanation on how to write your first API test:

You can also clone the GitHub repo to access this code


To learn more about API testing, check out my free tutorial series here -

API Testing Tutorial Series


I hope this post helped you out, let me know in the comments below!

Happy testing! 😄

Subscribe to my YouTube channel
Support my work - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/automationbro
Follow @automationbro on Twitter

#api #javascript #automation #test-automation #testing

Sival Alethea

Sival Alethea

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APIs for Beginners - How to use an API (Full Course / Tutorial)

What is an API? Learn all about APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) in this full tutorial for beginners. You will learn what APIs do, why APIs exist, and the many benefits of APIs. APIs are used all the time in programming and web development so it is important to understand how to use them.

You will also get hands-on experience with a few popular web APIs. As long as you know the absolute basics of coding and the web, you’ll have no problem following along.
⭐️ Unit 1 - What is an API
⌨️ Video 1 - Welcome (0:00:00)
⌨️ Video 2 - Defining Interface (0:03:57)
⌨️ Video 3 - Defining API (0:07:51)
⌨️ Video 4 - Remote APIs (0:12:55)
⌨️ Video 5 - How the web works (0:17:04)
⌨️ Video 6 - RESTful API Constraint Scavenger Hunt (0:22:00)

⭐️ Unit 2 - Exploring APIs
⌨️ Video 1 - Exploring an API online (0:27:36)
⌨️ Video 2 - Using an API from the command line (0:44:30)
⌨️ Video 3 - Using Postman to explore APIs (0:53:56)
⌨️ Video 4 - Please please Mr. Postman (1:03:33)
⌨️ Video 5 - Using Helper Libraries (JavaScript) (1:14:41)
⌨️ Video 6 - Using Helper Libraries (Python) (1:24:40)

⭐️ Unit 3 - Using APIs
⌨️ Video 1 - Introducing the project (1:34:18)
⌨️ Video 2 - Flask app (1:36:07)
⌨️ Video 3 - Dealing with API Limits (1:50:00)
⌨️ Video 4 - JavaScript Single Page Application (1:54:27)
⌨️ Video 5 - Moar JavaScript and Recap (2:07:53)
⌨️ Video 6 - Review (2:18:03)
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