Codeless Test Automation

The global API market has been on the rise, and not surprisingly the API testing tools market has grown alongside it. Nonetheless, the most popular testing tools are based on testers programming skills to be able to use their core features, for example, developers must write Javascript snippets to create test and assertions, as well as, setting dynamic variables and chaining requests.

Javascript Script

The basis of needing prior coding knowledge to create automated integration tests, establish some limitations on users that otherwise would benefit from being able to see and test their web services. Additionally, while API requirements changed, updating, debugging and maintaining code snippets becomes more difficult.

A complex use case

It sounds natural that a tool, in which, information validation, chaining request, variable creations, and testing automation are first-class operations and they are fully supported in the user interface requiring zero-code, this allows that every stakeholder inside an organization could get involved in the test without the need of having prior coding knowledge.

Codeless Apibot

One example of a tool capable of doing above operations is Apibot, which based itself on an easy to use GUI. Apibot works by using nodes to create a graph, emulating real world use case, and allowing to do tests through the different steps in the workflow. The nodes represent first-class operations, and as stated before, it does not requires advanced coding knowledge. Current integration testing tools are useful in solving various problems, and it is not without merit, that they have gained popularity within developer and testers. But there is still a gap in the industry that new tools are closing providing a convenient, stable and automatable API testing platform.

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