Past Meetup

Behavior Testing your APIs

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Capital Factory

701 Brazos Street Suite 150 · Austin, TX

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In the Classroom to the left of the front desk

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Beers, soft drinks and water provided.

Spaced provided courtesy of @CapitalFactory!

Title: Behavior Testing your API

Summary: Most API testing is a joke. We have things that resemble Unit Tests which are really integration tests which really just wrap our personal understanding in just a bit of code. And at the end of the day, we’re still not sure it works. Instead, let’s flip the entire experience around and look at it from the API consumer’s point of view and confirm that we’re solving real problems for real users. In this talk, we’ll dive into some of the benefits of Behavior Driven Development and walk through some examples.

Bio: Keith Casey currently serves on the Platform Team at Okta ( working on Identity and Authentication APIs. Previously, he served as an early Developer Evangelist at Twilio and before that worked on the Ultimate Geek Question. His underlying goal is to get good technology into the hands of good people to do great things. In his spare time, he helps build and support the Austin tech community, blogs at and is fascinated by monkeys. He is also a co-author of “A Practical Approach to API Design” from Leanpub (

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