Postman’s Proxy Now Fully Supports HTTPS Endpoints

        

Developers spend a lot of time debugging and manually testing APIs. Unsurprisingly, according to the 2020 State of the API Report by Postman, developers also feel like they should spend less time debugging (ideal state: 10.75%) than they actually do (existing state: 17%) while working with APIs. We’ve heard this loud and clear from Postman…

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Women’s History in Tech: Grace Hopper, the OG Debugger

        

Software bugs refer to glitches in a computer program resulting in unexpected behavior. And Postman is a popular tool used for everyday debugging when working with APIs. But what’s the history behind the word “bugs” in modern technology? Grace Hopper is commonly credited with coining the term “debugging” back in 1947. Hopper was a pioneer…

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Get Greater Visibility With HTTP Header Live Preview in Postman

        

HTTP headers are a cornerstone of how the web works, allowing clients and servers to pass information back and forth. Headers are fundamental to how everything online works, and because most APIs utilize HTTP as transport, headers are fundamental to how APIs work as well. Even with this crucial importance of HTTP headers, they’re always…

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Powerful Debugging with the Postman Console

        

If you didn’t already know about the power of the Postman console, then prepare yourself for debugging hyperdrive. If at first you don’t succeed, console.log() everything. –Ritwij Sinha, Postman software engineer The Postman console was originally designed to help debug Postman Collections and API network calls. While we’ve made a number of improvements since that…

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Debug API Requests from Mobile Devices Using Postman Proxy

        

This post is an update of an original tutorial on Postman Proxy by our Chief Software Architect, Shamasis Bhattacharya. Over the last few years we have seen the focus move drastically from desktop devices to mobile devices. With reports suggesting that 70 percent of all the web traffic is coming from mobile devices, the need…

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Building and testing APIs with LoopBack and Postman

        

LoopBack is a popular open source tool for rapidly generating NodeJS REST APIs. I walked through this tutorial to create a Jeopardy API using LoopBack, MongoDB, and IBM Cloud. Whether you like quizzing yourself with Jeopardy questions, or you’re terrible at trivia, like me, here’s how you can test this Jeopardy API using Postman.  With…

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