Introducing The Good Documentation Checklist

        

I’ve previously talked about the traits of a good collection. While not all collections grow up to be documentation, collections are the foundational building blocks for all Postman documentation viewable on the web. Here, I’m going to talk about the traits of good documentation. Postman documentation has become widely adopted across the API community because…

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Learn HTTP Status Codes with HTTP Cats

        

If you’re new to APIs, then you might only be familiar with a few HTTP status codes. To help you learn more HTTP status codes and build your first Postman Collection, let’s walk through this beginner’s tutorial working with the playful HTTP Cats API. And if you’re allergic to cats, use HTTP Status Dogs instead….

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How Postman Engineering Does Microservices Today

        

A couple of years ago, Postman CTO and co-founder Ankit Sobti wrote about Postman’s struggle to escape from a microservices-dependency hell. (If you want to learn more about how and why Postman ventured into microservices, I highly recommend reading that blog post.) This is an update  on Ankit’s story— specifically, I want to walk you through…

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OAuth 2.0: Implicit Flow is Dead, Try PKCE Instead

        

There are a number of OAuth 2.0 flows that can be used in various scenarios. The Implicit flow was previously recommended for native, mobile, and browser-based apps to immediately grant the user an access token. In this post, we’ll learn why the Authorization Code flow (with PKCE) is the new standard for more secure authorization…

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Securely Using API Keys in Postman

        

If you work with APIs, then you already know there’s many ways to prove your identity and gain access to an API, such as API keys. To help you use API keys as effectively as possible, let’s walk through some common pitfalls we see come up, and learn how to handle sensitive data in Postman….

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Making SOAP Requests with Postman

        

Lots of people call Postman, “a REST client.” They’re not wrong. However, Postman is actually used for any calls sent over HTTP. Keep reading to learn how to use Postman to make SOAP requests. Since SOAP and GraphQL are agnostic with regards to the underlying transport protocol, Postman can handle these types of calls too….

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How-To: Graphing COVID Time Series Data Using Chart.js and Postman Visualizer

        

In this extraordinary time, people all over the world have been stepping up by collectively sharing and contributing to data in a variety of ways. Here’s just one example that we’ve been involved with: The Postman team has been hard at work creating and updating the crowdsourced COVID-19 API Resource Center to give people easier…

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Generate Code for Your Front-end Apps

        

If you work in front-end development, you probably know how to use Postman to explore APIs. You’re used to tweaking your parameters or payload to get your call working just the way you want it to. But you can also leverage all of that work to save yourself time and effort in another way. Once…

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Powerful Debugging with the Postman Console

        

If you didn’t already know about the power of the Postman console, then prepare yourself for debugging hyperdrive. If at first you don’t succeed, console.log() everything. –Ritwij Sinha, Postman software engineer The Postman console was originally designed to help debug Postman collections and API network calls. While we’ve made a number of improvements since that…

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Sweet cosmic karma for your public profile

        

It’s time to polish up that profile! Postman is announcing public profiles, so you can finally get credit for all those helpful collections you’ve shared with the rest of the Postman community. And if you like a specific author, check out their profile to see what else they’ve published. Publishing collections If you’re the author of…

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