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API Exploratory Testing with Postman

“API Exploratory Testing with Postman”

Gil Zilberfeld

Postman is an API invocation tool

When we’re thinking about APIs testing, we’ll use it for operating and checking that the APIs work correctly. But not today. Today, I’ll show you how to use Postman to do exploration testing of APIs. What is exploratory testing anyway? How is it different than “regular testing”? And how does that apply to APIs? And is Postman up to the task? I’ll explain the theory behind exploratory tests, and how because APIs are so complex, they are a prime candidate for that. We need to explore how they behave before releasing them into the wild. And don’t forget some Postman tips for that “regular testing” bits. Postman is a powerful tool, and it makes sense to know it a bit better.


Gil Zilberfeld has been in software since childhood, writing BASIC programs on his trusty Sinclair ZX81. With more than 25 years of developing commercial software, he has vast experience in software methodology and practices. From automated testing to exploratory testing, design practices to team collaboration, scrum to kanban, traditional product management to lean startup – he’s done it all. Gil speaks frequently in international conferences about testing, TDD, clean code, and agile practices. He is the author of “Everyday Unit Testing” and “Everyday Spring Testing”, blogs and posts videos on these topics and in his spare time he shoots zombies, for fun

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