RESTful API Design, Development, and Testing using Insomnia


Course Number: PROG-104

Duration: 2 days (13 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

RESTful API using Insomnia Training Overview

This RESTful API Design, Development, and Testing using Insomnia training course teaches participants the fundamentals of developing and testing APIs. The class focuses on designing RESTful JSON APIs using OpenAPI 3 for documentation and code generation, and testing via Insomnia GUI and CLI. Note: This course uses Insomnia’s app and CLI installed via npm. A GitHub account is optional but encouraged.

View our 5-Minute API Design tutorial on using Insomnia to test your API.

Location and Pricing

This course is taught as a private course in-person or online for teams of 3 or more. To receive a quote for online corporate training, please contact us.

Objectives

  • Understand the REST architectural style and its motivations
  • Implement OpenAPI specification design
  • Utilize the Richardson Maturity Model to discuss design choices and induced properties
  • Use Insomnia for API design, debugging, and testing
  • Understand JSON representation of object data
  • Incorporate API management approaches
  • Implement automated CI/CD testing strategies
  • Think about REST APIs vs. linked data, RPC models, and GraphQL

Prerequisites

Other than object-oriented development or architecture experience, no prior expertise is presumed.

Outline

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Introduction
  • REST API overview
  • Previous API Concepts
JSON
Concepts of REST
  • HTTP
  • Nouns/Verbs
Designing an API
  • Swagger
  • Sections of Specification
OpenAPI Spec
  • Info
  • Servers
API Concepts
Richardson Maturity Model
  • Levels
  • Hypermedia
Development and Testing
  • C# and other examples
  • Tools Available
Development Standards
OpenAPI Contract
  • Paths
  • Operations
Automated Testing
  • Chai Assertion Library
  • Insomnia CLI
  • Test Suites
Versioning
  • URL
  • Header
  • Both
Security
  • Authentication
  • Authorization
  • JWT
Parameters
  • Path
  • Query String
  • Header
  • Cookie
  • Serialization
Request Bodies
Responses
Components
CI/CD Testing
  • Principles
  • Best Practices
  • Integration & Security Testing
Using Insomnia for CI/CD Testing
  • CLI
  • Github Actions

Training Materials:

All RESTful API using Insomnia training students receive comprehensive courseware including slides, design exercises, and sample solutions.

Software Requirements:

  • Any Windows, Linux, or macOS operating system
  • Python 3 or later for running command-line HTTP clients


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