If you are a software developer or tester, you must be aware of different test suites. E,g, Smoke, Sanity , Regression etc. A test suite is a group of multiple tests based on some factors. Factors might be based on functionality, priority etc.
The similar concept is in Postman which is called as “Collections”. A Postman collection allows you to group individual pre-built requests together. You can even group by creating folders in a Collection.
Advantages of Collections in Postman:-
Collections advantages is not limited to just Grouping of requests. In fact it’s much more than this. Have a look at below points:-
- Categorisation of requests
- Building Test Suites
- Run individual request /folder/collections
- Result repository
- Running tests in different environments
- Passing data among requests
- Achieving data driven testing
- API documentation.
- Sharing APIs as Collections
- Easy import and export of APIs
- Managing APIs. Adding, removing or updating APIs
- Reporting using newman
- Jenkins integration using newman
More about API Testing in upcoming posts. Stay tuned.
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