Blog Posts by Kin

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

API 101: What Is a SOAP API?

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) is a message specification for exchanging information between systems and applications. When it comes to application programming interfaces (APIs), a SOAP API is developed in a more structured and formalized…

Postman API Builder Now Validates OpenAPI Definitions in Real Time

Since joining the OpenAPI Initiative (OAI) this summer, Postman has made a wave of incremental improvements to make our platform experience more seamless when it comes to using the OpenAPI Specification (OAS). For example, as…

Autocomplete Now Available in Postman Script Editor

We are continuing to roll out features that help augment and automate what developers are doing when working with APIs in Postman, incrementally providing them with new superpowers to be faster and have more control…

API 101: What Is a REST API?

REpresentational State Transfer (REST) is a software architectural style that developers apply to web application programming interfaces (APIs). (Learn more fundamentals in our What Is an API? and What Is a SOAP API? posts.) REST…