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 handful of valuable API collections built around the Twitter API, the News API, the COVID-19 Tracking Project, and other existing…

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Building Developer Interfaces That Scale: Growing Panes

        

Over the last couple of years, Postman has grown from a simple REST client to a complete API platform with a solution for almost every workflow involving an API. As our product has scaled, we’ve had to balance providing robust functions with ensuring that our tools remain simple enough for people to learn and master….

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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 against the virus, which in turn brought in another 36 collections from Postman users—and there are still 25 more APIs…

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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, data requires a lot of processing and cleaning to realize its full power. For it to be truly informative and…

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How It Works: The Postman Data Team’s Hub-and-Spoke Model

        

The structure of a team is crucial to its success. Structure helps us determine the various communication patterns that enable a team to contribute to the organization’s overall growth. In this blog post, we’re going to talk about the structure of Postman’s data team, which includes our data engineers and data analysts. Before going ahead,…

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How Postman Does Data Democratization

        

The world has more data than we know what to do with. As of 2020, the globally generated data volume has reached 40 zettabytes (i.e., 40 billion terabytes). Add to that massive volume the fact that data has also, in recent years, come to be seen as an immensely valuable currency. The miners of this…

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APIs in Agriculture: How Beck’s Hybrids Uses Postman for Better Farming

        

When we hear about APIs, farming and agriculture don’t typically come to mind. Instead, we usually think of SaaS, social media, financial, IoT, and healthcare spaces. For most of us, agriculture generates images of heavy equipment, rural landscapes, and manual labor, not cutting-edge technology or sophisticated software systems. But the growing trend of digital solutions…

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The Postman API Network: Discover, Explore, and Share APIs

        

APIs are continuing their staggering growth rate all across the business world, and the immense power of APIs is creating new possibilities for commerce every day. But this upsurge in the sheer number of APIs being produced, and the increasingly important role those APIs play in companies of every size, has also led to some…

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How Postman Engineering Does Microservices Today

        

A couple of years ago, Postman CTO and co-founder Ankit Sobti wrote about Postman’s struggle to escape from a microservices-dependency hell. (If you want to learn more about how and why Postman ventured into microservices, I highly recommend reading that blog post.) This is an update  on Ankit’s story— specifically, I want to walk you through…

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How to Use Postman’s API Builder to Streamline API Development

        

Last year in the Postman v7.1 release, we introduced a new feature called API Builder that enabled users to improve API development by designing and developing their APIs directly in Postman. This was a very significant shift for Postman: While API development information in Postman has historically been organized around the constructs of requests, collections,…

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