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Postman

This is for API Testing practicing, learning, and teaching.

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Postman

This project is for testing APIs for practice. You can check out the Wiki for more information and learning.

Motivation

To work on my API testing skills.

Build status

CircleCI GitHub GitHub issues StackShare

Tools Used

News API

SWAPI

Continuous Intergration

Postman CLI

Json Lint

Downloads

Features

With API testing our Circle-CI runner will use Newman to run postman collections in Command line.

Code Example

Postman Json API test

//Here we create a function that is then stored in the environmental variable. This is so we can then call this from any following test.
//This must be in the first test of the collection or collection folder.
postman.setEnvironmentVariable("commonTests", () => {
    //These are test that are ran on every call of the commonTest.
    pm.test("Response time is less than 200ms", function () {
        pm.expect(pm.response.responseTime).to.be.below(200);
    });
    pm.test("Response must be valid and have a body", function() {
        pm.response.to.be.json; // this assertion checks if a body  exists
    });
    
    //We then create a function within commonTest for the Successful test we will run.
    var positive = () => {
            
        pm.test("Status code is 200", function () {
            pm.response.to.have.status(200);
        });
        pm.test("Response does not error", function() {
            pm.response.to.not.be.error;
            pm.response.to.not.have.jsonBody("error");
        });
        
    }
        //This is a function for the negative test, or the test we want to fail.
    var negative = () => {
        pm.test("Status code is 400", function () {
            pm.response.to.have.status(400);
        });
    }
        //Lastly we return the functions, so we can call them from outside the environmental variable
    return {
        testType: {
            positive,
            negative
        }
    };
});

//for positive test
eval(environment.commonTests)().testType.positive();
 
//for negative test
eval(environment.commonTests)().testType.negative();

Documentation

Credits

Ben Weese