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CQAA April 2019 Speaker Program: So You Want to Start API Testing, Now What?

  • 18 Apr 2019
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Morningstar 22 W Washington St. Chicago, IL 14th Floor Training Room


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So You Want to Start API Testing, Now What?

Arthur Hicken, Parasoft

About the Topic

There’s no question that API testing is integral for identifying defects at multiple layers of your application to ensure a seamless customer experience. But with so many different approaches and tools available on the market, where and how do you even get started? Instead of getting overwhelmed, you can understand API testing in a meaningful way, unlocking your power to create an effective testing strategy and ensure that your applications work the same today as they did yesterday.

In this session, Chris Colosimo will walk you through the API testing fundamentals. He’ll discuss the different types of API tests, where and why you might use them, and how to use this knowledge to successfully scale and deploy at your own organization. He’ll then review the tools landscape and describe the critical capabilities to consider in an enterprise test automation solution.

Key Learning Objectives

  • API testing basics: when and why to perform API testing, the different types of API tests (e.g. service contract, scenario, performance, etc.) and where/why you might use them
  • How to leverage these different types of tests to build and scale an effective testing strategy
  • Critical features and capabilities to choose a test automation solution for a long-term successful enterprise deployment

About the Speaker

Arthur Hicken has been involved in automating various practices at Parasoft for over 20 years. He has worked on various projects involving the software development lifecycle, software security, complex web applications, and integration with legacy systems. Arthur has helped IT departments at Cisco, Vanguard, Motorola, and other major companies improve their software development practices. Arthur taught at the College of DuPage in Illinois, as well as developed and conducted numerous technical training courses at Parasoft. As an expert in his field, Arthur’s insights regarding website quality issues have appeared in Business 2.0, Internet Week, and CNET


Hosted by Morningstar
22 W. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60606
14th floor training room


1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Sign-in & Networking
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Announcements
2:15 pm - 4:00 Presentation (15 minute break at 2:45)


Please register by April 17, 2019, at If you have any questions, please contact CQAA Program Director at

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