Announcing New Postman Open Technologies Program

        

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

        

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 Méndez 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

        

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 14 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

        

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

        

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

        

I’ve been following the amazing community adoption of AsyncAPI for a while and was lucky enough to meet Fran Méndez, 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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Postman API Builder Now Validates OpenAPI Definitions in Real Time

        

Since joining the OpenAPI Initiative (OAI) this summer, Postman has made a wave of incremental improvements to make our platform experience more seamless when it comes to using the OpenAPI Specification (OAS). For example, as of Postman v7.29, you can now validate your OpenAPI definitions in the Postman API Builder. This feature expands the API…

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How Postman Uses the OpenAPI Specification

        

This is a follow-up to our recent post about Postman joining the OpenAPI Initiative (OAI). You can read the full announcement here. At Postman, our mission is to encourage creativity by providing user-friendly tools that help people create innovative software. APIs are a big part of how software is built today, and we’ve been closely…

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Postman Joins the OpenAPI Initiative

        

We’re proud to announce that Postman has joined the OpenAPI Initiative (OAI) to participate in the education, marketing, and evolution of the OpenAPI Specification (OAS). As a member alongside 35 other tech companies, we are excited to help provide a common vocabulary for defining what is possible with each API behind the applications the world…

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API 101: Learning with Open Access SOAP APIs

        

Even though the philosophy of REST (Representational State Transfer) dominates today’s world of APIs, the older SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) is still a force to be reckoned with. SOAP APIs predate much of the growth in APIs we’ve seen in the last decade, reflecting the SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) evolution that occurred from 2000 through…

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