Author: kristinjackvony

Organizing Your API Tests

One of the things that makes me happy about API testing is how easy it is to organize tests and environment variables.  I love having test suites ready at a moment’s notice; to run at the push of a button when regression testing is needed, or to run automatically as part of continuous integration. This […]

Using Variables in Postman

This week, we’ll be talking about the many ways to use variables in Postman. We’ll be using the collection that we created a few weeks ago, so you may want to check that tutorial out before reading on. The first thing to understand about variables in Postman is that they are organized into environments. A […]

Creating a Postman Collection

This week we’ll be finishing up our discussion of REST request types with an introduction to the DELETE request and how to test it.  We will also be looking at how to chain REST tests together in a Postman collection. A DELETE request removes an entire record from a database table.  To see a DELETE […]

Testing PATCH Requests

Like PUT requests, PATCH requests modify an existing record.  But PATCH requests are much tricker to test!  This is because a PUT request modifies an entire record, whereas a PATCH request modifies only one part of the record.  There are many different operations that you can do within a PATCH request: you can add, replace, […]

Testing PUT Requests

In last week’s blog post, we discussed how to create and test POST requests.  This week, we will tackle testing PUT requests.  A PUT request is actually very similar to a POST request; the major difference is that POST requests are intended to create a new record, and PUT requests are intended to replace an […]