Working with APIs: Testing for a Collaborative End Result

Today’s testers have to be good at dealing with software that’s based on a different kind of source code, a codebase that includes many modular add-ons called Application Programming Interfaces or APIs. An API makes a software product “usable” by others. For example, if you have a piece of business software that uses some sort of file-sharing widget, it will incorporate that widget’s API, basically “plugging in” that smaller product’s source code and making it a part of the whole sophisticated architecture that customers pay for. 

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