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API integration testing from CI using Postman Collections and Assertible

05/23/2017 Featured Christopher Reichert
API integration testing from CI using Postman Collections and Assertible

In this post I'll describe how to automate API tests defined in a Postman Collection from a continuous integration or delivery pipeline using Assertible.

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New feature: import and automate API tests from Postman Collections

5/22/2017 Changelog Christopher Reichert
New feature: import and automate API tests from Postman Collections

I am happy to announce that Assertible now supports importing and automating API tests from Postman Collections. Postman has become a powerful developer tool for exploring and defining reusable API or website tests using the Postman Collections format.

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NPM Package: move-file-loader for Webpack

05/21/2017 Engineering Cody Reichert
NPM Package: move-file-loader for Webpack

We have released a new NPM package called move-file-loader. This module is a loader for Webpack to move files from one location to another during compile time.

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Automated API testing with Jenkins

05/17/2017 Featured Cody Reichert
Automated API testing with Jenkins

Testing your API or web app after deploying from a CI pipeline helps catch bugs earlier and faster in the development process. This post explains how you can test your API from a Jenkins build step using Assertible.

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Running post deploy smoke tests from any Codeship pipeline

05/15/2017 Featured Cody Reichert
Running post deploy smoke tests from any Codeship pipeline

Learn how to run post deploy smoke tests against your API or website from any Codeship pipeline.

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3 effective methods for testing an HTML website

05/15/2017 Featured Christopher Reichert
3 effective methods for testing an HTML website

In this post, I will illustrate 3 simple examples for testing an HTML website using Assertible. The examples described in this post are perfect for continuously smoke-testing your site from a continuous integration pipeline or deploy script.

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Open GitHub issues when API tests fail using Zapier

05/12/2017 Featured Cody Reichert
Open GitHub issues when API tests fail using Zapier

With the Zapier integration for Assertible, you can automatically open an issue on any GitHub repository when API tests are failing. This post will show you how to set it up.

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3 simple strategies to test a JSON API

05/11/2017 Featured Christopher Reichert
3 simple strategies to test a JSON API

This post illustrates 3 simple examples for testing a JSON API using Assertible. These examples assume you have an Assertible account and a test created.

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Using Swagger / OpenAPI to continuously test your API from a CI pipeline

05/10/2017 Featured Christopher Reichert
Using Swagger / OpenAPI to continuously test your API from a CI pipeline

How to continuously test an API using a Swagger / OpenAPI definition from a continuous integration or delivery pipeline.

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Why you should add API testing to your continuous integration pipeline

05/08/2017 Featured Christopher Reichert
Why you should add API testing to your continuous integration pipeline

In an ideal world, every continuous delivery pipeline would incorporate automated functional testing. Even if you are not automating deployments directly to production, there are several distinct advantages to automatically running integration, acceptance, and end-to-end tests against every release of your application immediately after it's deployed.

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New feature: View the status of your tests on any environment

5/7/2017 Changelog Cody Reichert
New feature: View the status of your tests on any environment

Test your web app across any environment, like staging or production, and use these new dashboard features to instantly view the results and status of your tests.

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View API test results on GitHub status checks

05/06/2017 Changelog Christopher Reichert
View API test results on GitHub status checks

The new and improved deployments API is capable of integrating with GitHub and your continuous delivery pipeline so you can monitor your web service deployments and test failures directly from GitHub pull requests and other commit references.

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Testing an API using Swagger

05/02/2017 Featured Christopher Reichert
Testing an API using Swagger

Learn how to set up an automated API testing and monitoring pipeline based on a Swagger or OpenAPI specification

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Set up automated smoke tests for a REST API in 5 minutes

05/01/2017 Featured Christopher Reichert
Set up automated smoke tests for a REST API in 5 minutes

Learn how to set up automated smoke tests and monitoring for your web services using Assertible in 5 minutes.

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New feature: GitHub integration requires less permissions

4/29/2017 Changelog Christopher Reichert
New feature: GitHub integration requires less permissions

We have overhauled our GitHub integration to require less permissions for access to your resources. Unless you are using the GitHub deployments integration, Assertible only requires access to your email.

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Tutorial: Automate smoke tests for a Go API on Heroku

04/18/2017 Featured Christopher Reichert
Tutorial: Automate smoke tests for a Go API on Heroku

A step-by-step guide for automatically smoke testing a Go application every time it's deployed to Heroku.

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Automating QA pipelines for Heroku Review Apps

04/13/2017 Featured Christopher Reichert
Automating QA pipelines for Heroku Review Apps

Integrate Heroku Review Apps and Assertible to create turn-key automated QA pipelines for web applications. Test results are propogated to GitHub status checks making it trivial to identify failures from pull requests.

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New feature: JSON schema validation

4/10/2017 Changelog Christopher Reichert
New feature: JSON schema validation

Validate all JSON endpoints for your web service using JSON Schema Draft 4.

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4 techniques to reduce API testing errors and improve your QA automation

04/05/2017 Engineering Christopher Reichert
4 techniques to reduce API testing errors and improve your QA automation

Use these 4 essential techniques to build reliable API and web service test automation for your QA pipeline.

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New features: more powerful JSON assertions and web service deployment history

4/03/2017 Changelog Christopher Reichert
New features: more powerful JSON assertions and web service deployment history

View your web service deployment history and easily make powerful JSON assertions without writing code.

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New feature: dashboard environment context

3/28/2017 Changelog Cody Reichert
New feature: dashboard environment context

Assertible supports running automated web service tests against different environments from the dashboard, and supports a new environment parameter on API status badges.

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New feature: web service monitoring metrics

3/27/2017 Changelog Cody Reichert
New feature: web service monitoring metrics

Introducing new metrics for testing and monitoring your web services.

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New feature: deployments API

3/27/2017 Changelog Christopher Reichert
New feature: deployments API

The best time to run API tests is immediately after a deployment. Use Assertible deployments to continuously test your web app.

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Tutorial: Set up a continuous testing pipeline with Node.js

03/22/2017 Featured Cody Reichert
Tutorial: Set up a continuous testing pipeline with Node.js

Learn how to set up a continuous integration, deployment, and testing pipeline for a Node.js app using CircleCI, Heroku, and Assertible.

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New feature: via for test results

3/21/2017 Changelog Christopher Reichert
New feature: via for test results

Assertible's new via property for test results makes it trivial to instantly view where a test result originated.

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New feature: Zapier Integration

3/20/2017 Changelog Cody Reichert
New feature: Zapier Integration

Assertible's new Zapier integration allows you to instantly send data about your API test result to other services, opening up more ways to automate your API testing.

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3 preventable web app deployment failures

03/11/2017 Featured Christopher Reichert
3 preventable web app deployment failures

Common deployment failures can be quickly detected and often prevented by automating end-to-end acceptance testing as part of the continuous integration process.

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4 common API errors and how to test them

02/10/2017 Featured Cody Reichert
4 common API errors and how to test them

API failures are inevitable; the important part is how quickly you can react. Here are 4 common API failures, and how you can test them.

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Testing an API behind a firewall

02/08/2017 Featured Christopher Reichert
Testing an API behind a firewall

Learn how to test APIs behind a firewall or on a development machine using `ngrok` and Assertible.

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Creating a setup step: Using variables in your tests

12/28/2016 Engineering Cody Reichert
Creating a setup step: Using variables in your tests

Using setup steps to capture variables and parameterize HTTP requests allows you to test a wide range of use-cases for your web service.

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Why we test every single API deployment

10/25/2016 Engineering Cody Reichert
Why we test every single API deployment

At Assertible, we automatically run tests against our APIs after every deployment to reduce bugs, validate functionality, and save developer time.

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GitHub integration status checks

07/29/2016 Featured Christopher Reichert
GitHub integration status checks

Instantly view GitHub pull request status checks for your Assertible post-deployment tests.

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NPM Package: Lambda CloudWatch to Slack

07/26/2016 Engineering Cody Reichert
NPM Package: Lambda CloudWatch to Slack

This package provides a function to be run on AWS Lambda that sends CloudWatch notifications to your Slack channel.

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5 tools to complete your CI pipeline

07/20/2016 Featured Cody Reichert
5 tools to complete your CI pipeline

A good continuous development workflow makes developers more productive by providing constant feedback during the build, deploy, and test cycle. These 5 services will complete your CI pipeline.

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Creating email templates with React components

07/18/2016 Engineering Cody Reichert
Creating email templates with React components

This post discusses and provides code samples for how we use React components to create our email templates.

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Continuously testing Heroku GitHub deployments

07/11/2016 Featured Christopher Reichert
Continuously testing Heroku GitHub deployments

Running automated QA tests against your web service every time you deploy to Heroku is the best way to complete your continuous integration pipeline. Using Heroku Review Apps along with our GitHub deployment integration makes this trivial using Assertible.

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Effortless post deployment testing with GitHub

07/10/2016 Featured Cody Reichert
Effortless post deployment testing with GitHub

The Assertible GitHub integration makes it easy to automate your QA pipeline by running post deployment API tests every time you deploy your web application.

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Simplified Assertions for Your Web Services

06/26/2016 Engineering Cody Reichert
Simplified Assertions for Your Web Services

Assertible's simplified assertions allow you run known-to-be-valuable tests against your live web service

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Introducing Assertible

04/25/2016 Featured Cody Reichert
Introducing Assertible

We're proud to announce Assertible, a tool for testing and monitoring production web services.

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