What We Learned from 200,000 OpenAPI Files

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After attempting to collect as many publicly available OpenAPI Specification (OAS) files from the internet as possible, Assetnote—an Australian information security company—recently wrote a piece called “Contextual Content Discovery: You’ve Forgotten about the API Endpoints” and presented its work on a tool called Kiterunner at the 2021 BSides Canberra conference. You can also check out this…

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3 Essential Elements of Open Technology

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When most people think of “open technology,” they think “open source,” and for good reason. Over the past two decades, open source—with its principles of transparency, peer review, and collaboration—positively changed not just software, but the world. Continued support for open source projects and practitioners is an incredibly important part of the Postman Open Technologies…

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Publishing His First Open Source Package Used by Millions: Danny Dainton Q&A

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As head of developer relations at Postman, I recently chatted with Danny Dainton, senior quality engineer at Postman. Based in Bristol, England, Danny is well-known in tester communities as a Postman expert. In this interview, we discuss Danny’s open source npm package, htmlextra, a popular HTML reporter for Postman’s command line collection runner called Newman….

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Why I Joined the Postman Open Technologies Team

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My name is Matthew Reinbold, and, like most folks in the API space, I’ve been a Postman user for years. I’m excited to announce that I’ve now joined this beloved company in a new role as director of API ecosystems, and at an excellent point in Postman’s history. The API landscape is changing Modern software…

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Mike Ralphson Joins Postman to Lead Our OpenAPI Strategy

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Postman is excited to announce the expansion of our Postman Open Technologies team of renowned experts. Building on the addition of Fran MĂ©ndez and Lukas Gornicki from the AsyncAPI team, as well as Ben Hutton from the JSON Schema community, we’d now like to introduce Mike Ralphson as Postman’s OpenAPI Specification (OAS) lead. OpenAPI, AsyncAPI, and…

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

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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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Announcing the New Postman Open Technologies Program

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Postman has long had a strong open philosophy. While the Postman API Platform is indeed a commercial operation, we are completely dependent upon and regularly contribute to open source specifications, standards, tooling, and the open data conversation at large. As part of Postman’s evolution, we are dramatically increasing our support for open source API technology…

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Ben Hutton Joins Postman to Lead Our JSON Schema Strategy

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Postman is excited to announce that we are further expanding our team of open source API specification talent. After joining the OpenAPI Initiative last year and then partnering with AsyncAPI’s Fran MĂ©ndez and Lukasz Gornicki, we are now bringing on Ben Hutton, a renowned leader in the JSON Schema community. Ben will join Postman as…

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Postman at Google Summer of Code 2021: Call for Student Proposals

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Over the last seven years, Postman has grown to become one of the leading software companies in the world, amassing an inspiring global community of more than 17 million developers. As a platform that powers collaboration, we’re dedicated to supporting the exchange of ideas across the API landscape. Being a firm believer in the open…

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Kubernetes Tutorial: Your Complete Guide to Deploying an App on AWS with Postman

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Kubernetes is an open source system that is useful for container orchestration. In this tutorial, we are going to use Postman Collections to learn Kubernetes and use its API to deploy an app on a Kubernetes cluster hosted on AWS. This is a hands-on tutorial. Don’t fret if you aren’t familiar with Kubernetes and containerization,…

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How (and Why) We Created an SDK Generator for Postman Collections

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Postman took part in the 2020 edition of Google Summer of Code (GSoC), which aims to bring students to open source software development. One project we included as part of our involvement was postman-code-generators, which is used to generate code snippets for individual API requests in a Postman Collection. We had already been toying around…

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AsyncAPI Joins Forces with Postman to Define the Future of APIs

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I’ve been following the amazing community adoption of AsyncAPI for a while and was lucky enough to meet Fran MĂ©ndez, the founder of AsyncAPI, earlier this year. We soon began talking about the future of APIs; after a few conversations, it became clear that AsyncAPI and Postman could do a lot together at some point….

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