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Bas Dijkstra

Bas Dijkstra

Director: International Academy

Bas is currently the Director of the Inspired Academy. Before joining, he was active in the test automation field for some 15 years, first as an engineer, but more recently mostly as a trainer and consultant.


He has delivered test automation training to a wide range of companies and conference attendees in the Netherlands as well as globally, to excellent reviews.

Bas Dijkstra

Bas Dijkstra

Director: International Academy

Bas is currently the Director of the Inspired Academy. Before joining, he was active in the test automation field for some 15 years, first as an engineer, but more recently mostly as a trainer and consultant.


He has delivered test automation training to a wide range of companies and conference attendees in the Netherlands as well as globally, to excellent reviews.

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Challenges when learning API testing

Wednesday, 13 July 2022 07:36
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In a world where software systems are rapidly becoming ever more distributed, knowing how to test and write automation for APIs is quickly becoming an indispensable skill for any modern software tester.
In our previous blog post, we discussed how today's increasingly distributed systems require that testers have a solid knowledge of APIs, how to test them and how to use them for more efficient testing. In this blog post, we will take a look at different test types and techniques that depend on APIs.
You've probably been hearing a lot of buzz about having to learn how to program as a software tester. And we agree: as a modern tester, a certain amount of programming proficiency is indispensable if you want to thrive in today's world.
In the past, software development and testing were very linear: applications were designed and developed in a monolithic fashion, and testing was only done after the software developers declared they were 'done'. Software testing then mostly was done from an end-user perspective, using the graphical user interface (GUI) of a system to interact with it and try and find any bugs.
In a rapidly changing world, where workplace dynamics are shifting and institutions increase the pace of digital transformation to meet demand, what do software testers need to do to get qualified, learn new skills and stay relevant in a competitive jobs market?