Testing APIs with Confidence

Ideal for Agile and DevOps teams, this hands-on course utilizes Behavior Driven Development and Runscope to build and automate tests to validate the external behavior of APIs.

Upcoming Classes

Dates
Mode
Location
Event
Venue
Call to Schedule
Anytime
Virtual Classroom
Your Location
Anywhere
Apr 03Apr 04, 2018
Virtual Classroom
Virtual Classroom
Anywhere
Select a learning mode button (Public, Live Virtual, etc.) for pricing, details, and a downloadable fact sheet.
Ways to Save

Groups Save Up to 20%

Have a group and want to save more? Groups always save with SQE Training! Groups of 3–5 save 10% on Public and Live Virtual training, and groups of 6 or more save 20%. Group discounts are automatically applied when registering multiple attendees with the same initial path. For groups choosing a mix of classes, contact our Client Support Group at 888.268.8770 or email [email protected].

Description
  • Learn Behavior Driven Development as a testing strategy
  • Understand Gherkin as a powerful feature descriptor
  • Use Runscope to implement and share test suites
  • Automate your test suite to build your team’s confidence
 
Building software with an “API first” mindset is a powerful approach that speeds development for single page applications, mobile apps, and even backend web apps. Unfortunately, the way most teams handle testing is incomplete at best and wrong at worst. We have things that resemble Unit Tests which are really integration tests which really just represent our understanding of the internal workings of our system. At the end of the day, we’re still not sure it works as expected.
 
Instead, let’s flip the entire testing experience around and look at it from the API user’s point of view. Using Behavior Driven Development or Runscope, we can build tests to validate the external behavior of our API and and know that our API is working as expected.
 
Who Should Attend
This course is ideal for Agile and DevOps teams who need to define and validate specific API use cases and understand the boundaries and expectations of the system. While some of the course requires writing code, the majority can be accomplished with a simple text editor, web browser, and access to the API we’re testing.
 
Prerequisites and Requirements
  • Familiarity with PHP or Python
  • An environment configured with PHP 7.x or Python 3.x
  • A text editor or IDE
  • An account with Runscope for their API testing tool
  • An account with Github for API access
 
Questions? 888.268.8770 [email protected]
Course Outline
Introduction 
BDD Overview
Gherkin Overview
 
Building your Behavior Tests 
Configuring a Test Environment
Implementing a Read Only Test
Authenticating with your API
Implementing a Read-Write Test
Complex/Advance Testing Patterns
Building your Runscope Tests 
Implementing a Read Only Test
Authenticating with your API
Implementing a Read-Write Test
Complex/Advance Testing Patterns
 
Automating your Test Suite
Integrating into your Version Control System
Integrating with your Build/CI Environment
 
Dates
Mode
Location
Event
Venue
Apr 03Apr 04, 2018
Virtual Classroom
Virtual Classroom
Anywhere
Price: $599 USD Course Duration: 2 Days
Ways to Save

Groups Save Up to 20%

Have a group and want to save more? Groups always save with SQE Training! Groups of 3–5 save 10% on Public and Live Virtual training, and groups of 6 or more save 20%. Group discounts are automatically applied when registering multiple attendees with the same initial path. For groups choosing a mix of classes, contact our Client Support Group at 888.268.8770 or email [email protected].

Description
  • Learn Behavior Driven Development as a testing strategy
  • Understand Gherkin as a powerful feature descriptor
  • Use Runscope to implement and share test suites
  • Automate your test suite to build your team’s confidence
 
Building software with an “API first” mindset is a powerful approach that speeds development for single page applications, mobile apps, and even backend web apps. Unfortunately, the way most teams handle testing is incomplete at best and wrong at worst. We have things that resemble Unit Tests which are really integration tests which really just represent our understanding of the internal workings of our system. At the end of the day, we’re still not sure it works as expected.
 
Instead, let’s flip the entire testing experience around and look at it from the API user’s point of view. Using Behavior Driven Development or Runscope, we can build tests to validate the external behavior of our API and and know that our API is working as expected.
 
Who Should Attend
This course is ideal for Agile and DevOps teams who need to define and validate specific API use cases and understand the boundaries and expectations of the system. While some of the course requires writing code, the majority can be accomplished with a simple text editor, web browser, and access to the API we’re testing.
 
Prerequisites and Requirements
  • Familiarity with PHP or Python
  • An environment configured with PHP 7.x or Python 3.x
  • A text editor or IDE
  • An account with Runscope for their API testing tool
  • An account with Github for API access
 
Questions? 888.268.8770 [email protected]
Course Outline
Introduction 
BDD Overview
Gherkin Overview
 
Building your Behavior Tests 
Configuring a Test Environment
Implementing a Read Only Test
Authenticating with your API
Implementing a Read-Write Test
Complex/Advance Testing Patterns
Building your Runscope Tests 
Implementing a Read Only Test
Authenticating with your API
Implementing a Read-Write Test
Complex/Advance Testing Patterns
 
Automating your Test Suite
Integrating into your Version Control System
Integrating with your Build/CI Environment
 
Class Schedule
Day 1: 1:00pm-4:00pm ET/10:00am-1:00pm PT
Day 2: 1:00pm-4:00pm ET/10:00am-1:00pm PT
Class Fee Includes
  • Easy course access: Attend training right from your computer and easily connect your audio via computer or phone. Easy and quick access fits todayís working style and eliminates expensive travel and long days in the classroom.
  • Live, expert instruction: Instructors are sought-after practitioners, highly-experienced in the industry who deliver a professional learning experience in real-time.
  • Valuable course materials: Courses cover the same professional content as our classroom training, and students have direct access to valuable materials.
  • Rich virtual learning environment: A variety of tools are built in to the learning platform to engage learners through dynamic delivery and to facilitate a multi-directional flow of information.
  • Hands-on exercises: An essential component to any learning experience is applying what you have learned. Using the latest technology, your instructor can provide hands-on exercises, group activities, and breakout sessions.
  • Real-time communication: Communicate real-time directly with the instructor. Ask questions, provide comments, and participate in the class discussions.
  • Peer interaction: Networking with peers has always been a valuable part of any classroom training. Live Virtual training gives you the opportunity to interact with and learn from the other attendees during breakout sessions, course lecture, and Q&A.
  • Convenient schedule: Course instruction is divided into modules no longer than four hours per day. This schedule makes it easy to get the training you need without taking days out of the office and setting aside projects.
  • Small class size: Live Virtual courses are limited in small class size to ensure an opportunity for personal interaction.
Instructors
Dates
Mode
Location
Event
Venue
Call to Schedule
Anytime
Virtual Classroom
Your Location
Anywhere
Course Duration: 1 Day
Description
  • Learn Behavior Driven Development as a testing strategy
  • Understand Gherkin as a powerful feature descriptor
  • Use Runscope to implement and share test suites
  • Automate your test suite to build your team’s confidence
 
Building software with an “API first” mindset is a powerful approach that speeds development for single page applications, mobile apps, and even backend web apps. Unfortunately, the way most teams handle testing is incomplete at best and wrong at worst. We have things that resemble Unit Tests which are really integration tests which really just represent our understanding of the internal workings of our system. At the end of the day, we’re still not sure it works as expected.
 
Instead, let’s flip the entire testing experience around and look at it from the API user’s point of view. Using Behavior Driven Development or Runscope, we can build tests to validate the external behavior of our API and and know that our API is working as expected.
 
Who Should Attend
This course is ideal for Agile and DevOps teams who need to define and validate specific API use cases and understand the boundaries and expectations of the system. While some of the course requires writing code, the majority can be accomplished with a simple text editor, web browser, and access to the API we’re testing.
 
Prerequisites and Requirements
  • Familiarity with PHP or Python
  • An environment configured with PHP 7.x or Python 3.x
  • A text editor or IDE
  • An account with Runscope for their API testing tool
  • An account with Github for API access
 
Questions? 888.268.8770 [email protected]
Course Outline
Introduction 
BDD Overview
Gherkin Overview
 
Building your Behavior Tests 
Configuring a Test Environment
Implementing a Read Only Test
Authenticating with your API
Implementing a Read-Write Test
Complex/Advance Testing Patterns
Building your Runscope Tests 
Implementing a Read Only Test
Authenticating with your API
Implementing a Read-Write Test
Complex/Advance Testing Patterns
 
Automating your Test Suite
Integrating into your Version Control System
Integrating with your Build/CI Environment
 
Class Schedule
Sign-In/Registration 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Morning Session 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.
Class Fee Includes
• Tuition
• Course notebook
• Letter of completion
Instructors

Questions?

On-Site Training

Let us bring the training directly to you! Choose from over 60 courses.

Combine World-Class Training and

Certification with a Conference

Maximize Your Learning Potential

Agile Dev Conference logo

Better Software Conference logo

Devops Conference logo

STAR Conference logo