STAREAST 2023 Keynote : Rest API Testing Strategies: Going Beyond Request and Response

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Rest API Testing Strategies: Going Beyond Request and Response

It's common to hear software testing professionals refer to Rest API testing as simplistic. Often thinking it just involves using tools like Postman to send GET and POST requests to validate the response body or its status code. After all, internal components are activated every time a request reaches a Rest API, such as queues, databases, other services, logs, monitoring systems, and hardware, and software infrastructure, among others. Julio will bring you a much more robust approach to testing Rest APIs. He will go beyond these common conceptions and talk about contract testing, testing for backwards compatibility, validating adherence to the Rest architecture style, evaluating token structure, testing Rest API heuristics, simulating external services, security testing, and performance tests. Júlio will also bring a view on how to define which techniques can be used to test Rest APIs and the context in which each of them can be used, in order to bring more efficiency in the definition of test plans and strategies. In this keynote, Júlio will mix knowledge exposition and demonstration of tools designed to help attendees get more insights and actionable steps to test this layer.


Júlio de Lima is a specialist in Software Testing with 13 years of experience. Júlio has a Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering, a specialization in Teaching in Higher Education and a Master's Degree in Electrical and Computational Engineering with a focus on Testing and Artificial Intelligence. He currently lives in Orlando, Florida. He serves as Principal QA Engineer at Capco, helping financial institutions establish robust and sustainable testing strategies. He uses his coding and architecture skills to contribute to software quality at all system layers. Júlio has contributed to the software testing community through his channels on YouTube, Instagram, Spotify, and in articles for technical and scientific magazines. He has experience as a speaker at international events and has trained more than 9,000 students through his online training in Portuguese.