Understand the Load Performance and Scalability of APIs
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are central to modern data-driven applications and are becoming even more so. At the same time, Representational State Transfer (REST) has become more popular than ever, especially for popular Web-based applications (Twitter, Google, Flickr, and many others) that use REST APIs. The emergence of RESTful API frameworks like Swagger, which integrate with NeoLoad, makes API testing with NeoLoad faster than ever.
- Testing web services and APIs is critical to producing quality software that is robust and performs well under real-world load scenarios
- Many aspects of API testing are similar to traditional end-to-end load testing
- Since there is no GUI involved, there are some special considerations