Surviving Your First Month at a New Job (and How Postman Made It Fun for Me)

Before we get into my first month at Postman as a data analyst, let us back up two decades. In 1999 two psychologists coined the term “Dunning-Kruger effect” as a label for a cognitive bias…

Call for Papers Now Open for Postman Galaxy 2020 Conference

We’re now accepting speaker proposals for Postman Galaxy 2020, our exciting online conference happening in November around the world. We welcome proposals from both experienced and first-time speakers—and we’re hungry for a wide range of…

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…

How (and Why) Postman Built a Knowledge Repository

You may have heard this line before: “Data is the new oil.” It’s simply meant to convey the immense value of data, and I agree with that, but there’s more to this metaphor. Like oil,…

Community Spotlight: Valentin Despa

At Postman, we value all of our innovative and enthusiastic users around the globe, and we wouldn’t be able to keep improving our API platform without hearing directly from them. With our incredible community of…

Getting Started with APIs: Understanding an API Request URL

Application programming interfaces (APIs) are everywhere. They’ve become essential building blocks for modern software and are used by any organization that has a digital presence. That means that anyone using the internet today is experiencing…

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). (Check out our “What is an API?” post to read an intro to APIs.) REST APIs are…

Wondering About Air Quality? This Postman API Collection Can Help

With California wildfires currently spreading in addition to the pandemic, breathing easy in 2020 continues to feel like a challenge. Staying updated on air quality is key right now, and the Postman Air Quality Collection—which…