API tests help you proactively monitor your most important services so they are available anytime and from anywhere.
Launch requests on the different network layers of your systems with these subtypes:
If your service starts answering slower or in an unexpected way (such as an unexpected response body or wrong A record), your test can alert your team, block your CI pipeline, and roll back the faulty deployment.
Note: API tests are single requests executed against your services. If you want to monitor sophisticated business transactions at the API level or endpoints that require authentication, chain your requests with multistep API tests.
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