How do the Global 500 approach API testing?

Gek-Hui Yeo, Benjamin Bischoff & Peter Thomas

SAP UK, Trivago & Karate Labs

Have you ever wondered if your teams should be doing more API testing? Do you have trouble convincing your development team to embrace tests that represent end-user flows? While it is true that UI automation is important and, in many cases, indispensable, we will explore why API testing can supplement or even fulfil the bulk of your regression test strategy. API testing proves to be far easier than UI automation, providing a higher ROI (Return on Investment) when the right tooling is used. It is widely discussed that teams struggle with the following: ▪ Flaky tests ▪ Keeping up with…....

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About Me!

Gek-Hui Yeo – SAP UK

Gek is a Quality Expert and automation coach at SAP UK. She has Professional Scrum Master and PRINCE2 Project management qualifications. With over 20 years of IT experience, she has witnessed the change from on-premise software to cloud services. She is very familiar with Agile Methodologies as a scrum mistress and quality assurance expert. As an innovator, she seeks continuous improvement in automation through fixing pain-points and building team strength. Besides technical contributions, she firmly believes in empowering the next generation with technology and social enterprise through various SAP Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, as Enactus UK business coach (and judge), African Code Week judge and SAP Code week. It all started with her SAP Social Sabbatical 2015 stint acting as an SAP design thinking consultant to assist an NGO client in Colombia with digital business transformation. That trip inspired her servant leadership and since then, she participates in both local and global initiatives continuing that motto to this day.

Benjamin Bischoff – Trivago

After being a game/application developer and trainer for 15 years, Benjamin decided in 2017 to make test automation his main career. Currently, he works as a Test Automation Engineer (SDET) in trivago’s core QA team. His focus lies on the development and maintenance of trivago’s in-house end-to-end test framework and related build pipelines as well as back-end automation. Additionally, he provides help with all test automation matters. Benjamin is the author and maintainer of two open-source projects for Cucumber BDD parallel test execution and reporting. Also, he is a conference speaker and writes about testing and automation topics on his blog

Peter Thomas – Karate Labs

Peter is recognized as one of the world’s top experts in test-automation. He brings 25 years of industry experience from which he has been in open source for the last 18 years. He has worked at Yahoo and Intuit. As part of the API platform leadership at Intuit, Peter created “Karate” an open-source unified test automation platform for API testing, API Performance testing, API Mocks and UI testing. Peter was one of only 15 chosen by GitHub for a grant in India 2021.

He co-founded Karate Labs Inc in Nov’21 to accelerate the adoption of Karate with the mission of making test automation fun and collaborative. Karate Labs is a Y Combinator backed company.



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