Twitter API v2: How to Find the Unknown Unknowns

        

With version 2.0 of the Twitter API possessing a wealth of new features, one of the most useful additions to the social media API are annotations, which offer a way to understand each tweet’s contextual information. Using the new Twitter Recent Search API to turn each search for tweets into a journey of discovery allows…

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Announcing the Postman API Hack: $100,000 in Cash Prizes

        

Despite unprecedented circumstances this past year, APIs continue their spectacular growth into 2021. At Postman, we remain amazed by our creative API community of more than 13 million users and 500,000 organizations—so now we’d like to reward our community with an opportunity to win $100,000 in cash prizes in the virtual, global Postman API Hack….

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How to Set Up the New Twitter API Faster in Postman

        

Twitter recently released version 2.0 of its hugely popular social media API, and there’s no better way to get started playing around with it than by using the new Twitter API v2 collection in the Postman API Network. Postman Collections make onboarding easy: Within 5 to 10 minutes, you should be able to download the…

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Introducing Postman’s AWS API Gateway Integration

        

When Amazon Web Services (AWS) API Gateway hit the scene in 2015, API management had been evolving for about a decade and was becoming available across all major cloud platforms. Five years later, Postman has become a seamless part of managing your APIs using AWS API Gateway: You can export Postman Collections from any API…

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Now You Can Add Standard and Custom Delays to Your Mock API Servers

        

The purpose of API mocking is to simulate real-world scenarios during API development. You might mock an API as part of an API-first development process, or to support API testing and other stages of the API lifecycle. While you’re usually trying to mock an ideal API behavior, sometimes you want to mock real-world behavior that…

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API 101: SOAP vs. REST

        

There’s a lot of talk within the application programming interface (API) industry about SOAP vs. REST that makes for a lively debate. Back in 2000, when the World Wide Web (WWW) was maturing and spreading across almost every sector, both approaches to developing APIs were also emerging. But while SOAP APIs quickly gained momentum with developers,…

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Encryption, SSL/TLS, and Managing Your Certificates in Postman

        

Just like when it comes to making API requests and working with responses, Postman aims to give you greater control when it comes to configuring API encryption—which is now a standard part of API operations in 2020. Encryption is pushing API providers to leverage Transport Layer Security (TLS) to secure the data, content, and other…

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Intro to APIs: What Is an API?

        

What exactly is an API? If you want to learn about APIs, you’ve come to the right place! API stands for application programming interface. APIs are the little pieces of code that make it possible for digital devices, software applications, and data servers to talk with each other, and they’re the essential backbone of so…

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Latest News on the Postman COVID-19 API Resource Center

        

When the world started shutting down this spring due to COVID-19, the Postman team got to work understanding how we could help in the fight against the virus. After some deliberation, we began developing a handful of valuable API collections built around the Twitter API, the News API, the COVID-19 Tracking Project, and other existing…

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Introducing the 2020 U.S. Election API Resource Center

        

Earlier this year, the Postman team learned a lot when we built the COVID-19 API Resource Center. In response to the global pandemic, we managed to create 16 API collections to help in the fight against the virus, which in turn brought in another 36 collections from Postman users—and there are still 25 more APIs…

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