Announcing Postman Galaxy: The Global Virtual API Conference

        

We’re thrilled to announce Postman Galaxy, our global, virtual API conference. From February 2 to 4, 2021, the world’s most enthusiastic API fans will gather online for an action-packed schedule of digital events, activities, and content spanning all things API. Here’s some of what you can expect to see, do, and learn at Postman Galaxy:…

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Postman Visualizer: More Than Meets the Eye

        

This is a guest post by Orest Danylewycz, an information security engineer at Westfield Insurance and creator of the Dev Odyssey YouTube Channel. Learn more about Orest in our Community Spotlight blog post.  In the age of web APIs, no other platform shines more than Postman. As the creator of Dev Odyssey, a YouTube channel dedicated…

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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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Community Spotlight: Carson Hunter

        

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 more than 12 million developers continuing to grow, this Community Spotlight series introduces some of the Postman Community forum stars…

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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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How Nota, a Fortune 500-Backed Startup, Delivered a Fintech Solution with Postman

        

On the northeast corner of Lake Erie, a former Rust Belt city has been slowly working to reimagine its future and retool its workforce. With state incentives, an increase in private investment, and several startup incubators, Buffalo, NY is fostering a growing startup ecosystem. One recognizable company that supports this ecosystem and has committed to…

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Spread the News, Not the Virus: Creating a Personalized COVID-19 Alert System

        

This is a guest post by Carson Hunter, software developer at Metadata Technology North America. Learn more about Carson in our Community Spotlight blog post.   Over the past few months, I have spontaneously become a connoisseur of COVID-19 data and reporting. In my day-to-day role as a backend software developer at Metadata Technology North…

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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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