Introducing Postman’s New Parameters for OAuth 2.0

        

Authentication is a fundamental part of APIs, and over the years OAuth 2.0 has gained tremendous adoption amongst the masses as the leading authorization standard. One of the reasons why OAuth 2.0 is thriving is the fact that the OAuth 2.0 standard keeps evolving and getting fine-tuned as years progress. While the core logic of…

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Problem: Spreadsheets. Solution: Specifications

        

This is a story inspired by true events, about a team and the everyday struggles they faced while building an API defined by spreadsheets and documents. What can come to the rescue in such a scenario? API specifications. In analysis Here’s an example of a conversation that you may have been part of sometime in…

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Introducing “In the Spotlight” on the Public API Network

        

Last year, we launched Postman public workspaces, a place for API producers and API consumers to come together and collaborate. At the same time, we also launched the all-new version of the Public API Network that allows you to explore an extraordinary range of public workspaces on the Postman API Platform. To make it even…

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Postman Level Up: Quick API Testing with Snippets

        

Do you hate writing API tests even though you recognize that they’re really valuable? You’re not alone. It’s almost universally agreed upon that testing is both necessary and highly beneficial. But far too often, testing gets pushed to the back burner and becomes an afterthought. Thankfully, Postman has some built-in features to help you get…

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Community Spotlight: Pranav Davar

        

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 15 million developers continuing to grow, this Community Spotlight series introduces some of the stars in our Postman…

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Filtering and Sorting APIs Using the Postman API

        

Filtering and sorting APIs using the Postman API gives you the ability to decide which APIs you want to retrieve and how to organize them. You can easily apply a combination of filters using HTTP query parameters on the Postman API “Get all APIs” request. For instance, you can retrieve all the public APIs that…

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How We Built Docu-Mentor to Win the Postman API Hack

        

Earlier this year, we were honored to win the Postman API Hack Intergalactic Grand Prize, which was announced at the Postman Galaxy global conference in February. As two long-time Postman users (and fans), we jumped at the chance to create a project using the API platform and dive deeper into what is possible with the…

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Take Your Child to Work to Play with APIs

        

Do you work with APIs and have trouble explaining to your family what that means? Here’s an event that can help you out. Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is coming up soon on Thursday, April 22. It’s the day when people bring their kids to work to show them different career choices…

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Introducing the All-New Run in Postman Button

        

Five years ago, Postman launched the Run in Postman button, which allowed publishers to embed collections in their own web pages and blogs, and enabled consumers to import a collection to get started with APIs in one click. Since then, the Run in Postman button has helped millions of consumers use public APIs faster and…

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Google vs. Oracle: The Importance of the Supreme Court API Copyright Decision

        

On April 5, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States of America issued its decision in the Google vs. Oracle API copyright case with two crucial outcomes: The Supreme Court adhered to the lower court decision and operated under the assumption that APIs are copyrightable. Google’s copying of 11,500 lines of code from Java was…

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