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Quality engineering requires embracing continuous testing to accelerate development cycles, as well as expanding software testing to better reflect the customer experience. Today, I’m thrilled to share mabl’s newest features designed to enable quality teams to meet both challenges: integrated API testing that allows testers to improve end-to-end test coverage. 

Setting the Quality Standard for the API Economy 

Any time information is exchanged between applications, odds are that an API facilitated the transaction. Their critical role is why industries undergoing the fastest digital transformations - financial services, ecommerce, and travel - are seeing the fastest rates of API adoption as they meet consumer demand for digital-first experiences. Yet testers are often forced to rely on disparate testing tools to invoke and validate APIs for quality assurance, making it hard to routinely run API tests or contextualize failed tests for triaging defects. Mabl’s new API testing features make it easier for quality engineering teams to see value from their API tests by integrating them into end-to-end testing.  

API Testing Meets Low-Code for Maximum Flexibility 

Mabl’s expanded API testing capabilities make it easy to create, run, and discover API performance issues, as well as empower software development teams to quickly start integrating API testing into their existing automated testing strategy. 

The new capabilities from mabl enable QA teams to embed API testing into their development pipelines. Quality engineers have the option to create API tests from scratch using mabl’s low-code interface, or directly import Postman collections for even faster time to value. Either way, development teams benefit from being able to run parallel API tests in the cloud, embed API testing into their CI/CD pipelines, and integrate end-to-end tests that include API testing. The flexibility and feasibility of API testing in mabl’s low-code test automation platform means that quality teams can adapt API testing to match the user experience and development practices. 

Accelerate Time-to-Value for API Testing

The time to value for API testing is drastically shortened with low-code test creation and centralized reporting for UI and API test results. Since data isn’t useful unless it has the right context, mabl has also introduced new reporting capabilities that allow testers to monitor short-term test results as well as long-term performance. 

In the short-term, QE teams can integrate API tests with end-to-end tests for faster bug resolution and more impactful testing. Once API testing is embedded into development pipelines as standalone tests or as part of end-to-end testing, quality teams can monitor long-term performance trends. This enables development teams to catch degrading API performance well before users are impacted and quickly triage API issues during development. 

Building An API Testing Strategy that Enables Quality Engineering

APIs play a critical role in delivering positive user experiences and modern development practices. With mabl, quality teams can start adapting their automated testing strategy to meet the demands of an API-driven world with user-friendly low-code testing that makes it possible to integrate API testing into end-to-end tests, triage API issues with contextualized test results, and monitor long-term performance trends. Quality teams can advance their journey to quality engineering in mere minutes, expanding their ability to improve product quality and elevating the role of software testing. 

Current mabl users and those enrolled in our 14 day free trial can start running API tests through direct Postman Collections imports or through API tests created with mabl’s low-code interface. Start improving your testing strategy today with mabl’s integrated API testing.