Industry experts recommend that organizations place increased emphasis on testing at the API/message layer. They report that API testing is much more suitable for test automation and continuous testing than UI testing— particularly with Agile and DevOps—because:
- API tests are less brittle and easier to maintain
- API tests can be implemented and executed earlier in each sprint
- API tests can often verify detailed “under-the-hood” functionality that lies beyond the scope of UI tests
- API tests are much faster to execute and are thus more suitable for checking whether each new build impacts the existing user experience
Tricentis simplifies the transition from UI testing to API testing—allowing any tester to rapidly create API tests from an intuitive business-readable interface and then integrate them into end-to-end test scenarios that might cross web UIs, mobile, SAP, and more.