An Introduction To API Testing

APIs, or Application Programming Interfaces, provide a way for different applications to communicate with each other. These methods, often referred to as HTTP methods or verbs, dictate the type of action being performed on a specific API resource. Here's a breakdown of some common API methods:

GET: This method retrieves data from a specified resource. It's akin to requesting information from a web server. Imagine using GET to retrieve a list of products from an e-commerce API.

POST: POST is used to create new resources. Think of adding a new product to your shopping cart using a POST request. It typically involves sending data along with the request in the body.