Elegant API Test Automation with Python

Fast, reliable testing using Python and Pytest

A complete course on understanding and writing automated tests against web services using HTTP requests in the Python programming language. This course covers academic concepts, hands-on experience with automated testing frameworks and developing within an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), and uses quizzes and challenges to further solidify concepts. Once the course has been completed, the student will be able to speak with authority on the topic of APIs, how web servers communicate with clients, and how to build a reliable, effective test suite against one or many web services using Python. The goal of this course is to prepare students to be able to interview successfully and perform impressively at any job requiring API automation experience.
Combining lectures with hands-on coding and quizzes with problem-solving challenges, Elegant API Automation trains the student to overcome a multitude of challenges facing the modern automation engineer. The course discusses in-depth how Browsers communicated with Web Servers, and how API automation can be leveraged to avoid unnecessary and brittle browser automation in many situations. The student will also gain fluency with Pytest, one of the most popular and powerful Python testing frameworks. The student will learn how to compose well-organized, readable test suites within Pytest, and use several of Pytest’s most powerful features such as test search and fixtures.

What you’ll learn

  • Write performant tests against web APIs.
  • Understand the composition of HTTP Requests.
  • Automate at a professional level.
  • Write readable, well-composed test suites.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 4 lectures • 33min.
  • Setting up Python and our Test App –> 10 lectures • 1hr 22min.
  • Setting Up the Test Framework –> 4 lectures • 21min.
  • API Automation –> 4 lectures • 53min.

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Requirements

  • A basic understanding of the Python programming language.

A complete course on understanding and writing automated tests against web services using HTTP requests in the Python programming language. This course covers academic concepts, hands-on experience with automated testing frameworks and developing within an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), and uses quizzes and challenges to further solidify concepts. Once the course has been completed, the student will be able to speak with authority on the topic of APIs, how web servers communicate with clients, and how to build a reliable, effective test suite against one or many web services using Python. The goal of this course is to prepare students to be able to interview successfully and perform impressively at any job requiring API automation experience.

Combining lectures with hands-on coding and quizzes with problem-solving challenges, Elegant API Automation trains the student to overcome a multitude of challenges facing the modern automation engineer. The course discusses in-depth how Browsers communicated with Web Servers, and how API automation can be leveraged to avoid unnecessary and brittle browser automation in many situations. The student will also gain fluency with Pytest, one of the most popular and powerful Python testing frameworks. The student will learn how to compose well-organized, readable test suites within Pytest, and use several of Pytest’s most powerful features such as test search and fixtures.