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Is API Testing Worth it?

Well, if you want to reduce risk, increase coverage, and reduce defect leakage in your software the answer is a definitive and resounding YES!
Over the past couple of decades, testers have largely been testing at the user interface (UI) level. The problem with this approach is the UI is constantly changing and must be stable before any testing can begin. If you have been following software development, you know that the trend is to release more quickly – waiting for a UI to be stable to be tested does not break any speed records, in fact this slows down the whole software engineering process.
What if you could test earlier in the software engineering lifecycle with a stable interface? This would mean that you:
Test earlier in the lifecycle
Identify and remediate defects earlier
Reduce testing time and cost
Increase test coverage 

If these benefits sound too good to be true check out our most recent research on API testing that shows how you can achieve better software quality, a more rapid and meaningful testing cycle, and easier defect identification.

We have data, real empirical evidence in our research that shows:
How much time is spent doing manual testing (hint: it is too much)
How time is spent doing unit testing (hint: it is too little)
How much test coverage is achieved (hint: it is too little)
How many organizations struggle with defect leakage (hint: it is too many)

API testing can help you test earlier, faster, and more efficiently.

We know that making a business case for bringing in a new technology is sometimes a little daunting. To help you make the case for adopting or expanding API testing in your organization we give you a way to assess your readiness and conversation starters to gain buy-in from your executives, your line of business, and your developer peers.

Check out our press release on this eye-opening survey and download it here to make software more reliable, your customers happier, and your testers more productive. 


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