Blog Posts by Kin

Postman Collections As API Contracts

If you follow the API sector, you may have heard the phrase “API contracts.” Many people refer to machine-readable API definitions like Swagger, OpenAPI, Postman collections, or RAML as API contracts. This is in reference…

Getting Started with the NASA International Space Apps Challenge

Postman is supporting the NASA Space Apps Challenge—an international hackathon where teams interact with NASA’s open data to work on projects that solve problems both on Earth and in space. To help people participate successfully…

Being The Postman API Champion At Your Organization

API change across large organizations takes having a leader, or an army of leaders driving the API conversation. Successful API programs tend to expand under the right leadership, and will ultimately whither in the absence…

Intro to APIs: History of APIs

In order to understand why APIs are so important, we’ll need to take a look at how we got here. While web APIs have a relatively brief history, it’s resulted in them being behind almost…

Intro To APIs: Where Do You Get Started With APIs?

One of the biggest challenges with onboarding people to the world of APIs is that there are so many different use cases. There are tons of ways in which someone might need to get started…

How to Organize Your API With Collections, Environments, and Workspaces

Postman provides a very flexible set of tools for helping API providers define their APIs more effectively. Postman makes APIs more discoverable, usable, and easy to iterate on across teams and helps teams strategize on…

Introducing Cisco DevNet APIs to the Postman API Network – Security, Networking, Device, and Video-conferencing APIs

We have a new suite of Postman Collections to share with our community, published by network and security provider Cisco as part of the Cisco DevNet platform. Anytime we get a new API published to…

Intro To APIs: Why You Should Care About APIs

Continuing our series centered around introducing APIs to our more mainstream business users, we wanted to go beyond what an API is, and what they are used for, and focus a little more on why…

Intro To APIs: What Are APIs Used For?

Building upon our most recent story introducing APIs, we wanted to continue our series with an introduction to what APIs are used for. Since APIs are so ubiquitous, it can be difficult to fully understand…

Intro To APIs: What Is An API?

This is my first official post as Chief Evangelist at Postman. To kick things off, I figured I would start with what I consider to be the API fundamentals. Not the fundamentals of Postman, but…