Functional Code Coverage [Integration/API Testing]

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Functional Code Coverage [Integration/API Testing]

What is “Functional Code Coverage”?

The  “Code Coverage” DevOps quality metric measures how well API test cases cover code. It is typically measured in terms of how well the API’s methods/operations are covered. 

How “Functional Code Coverage” Ranks vs. Other Quality Metrics

In new Forrester research on DevOps quality metrics, DevOps leaders ranked “Functional Code Coverage” as the #5 most valued integration/API testing quality metric. Of the 31% of DevOps leaders who measured this metric, 62% of them ranked it as one of their most valuable DevOps quality metrics. This metric was found to be a “DevOps Differentiator” (DevOps experts/leaders measured it significantly more than DevOps laggards did).

Here‘s a quick look at how “Code Coverage” is positioned vs. other Integration/API Testing metrics—based on the raw data collected from DevOps experts. “DevOps Differentiators” are highlighted in green.

These findings are expanded upon in the new ebook: Forrester Research on DevOps Quality Metrics that Matter: 75 Common Metrics—Ranked by Industry Experts.