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Testing backend API from mobile QA perspective using Rest Assured

From the position title "Mobile QA" you may think that you only have to deal with testing of the applications themselves. This is true sometimes, when you have a purely offline app or your app works solely with 3rd party API. My experience shows that most of the apps deal with the backend, and there will be your responsibility to make sure it works as expected. There are numerous examples of tools for API testing, and Rest Assured is only one of them, and the one that I currently use. I will tell you about challenges that may occur during backend API testing and what result mobile apps developers expect to get from you.

Key takeaways: 

  • Why mobile QA should test backend
  • What are key points to check when writing API tests
  • Using Rest Assured for API testing