Announcing the Postman API Hack: $100,000 in Cash Prizes

        

Despite unprecedented circumstances this past year, APIs continue their spectacular growth into 2021. At Postman, we remain amazed by our creative API community of more than 13 million users and 500,000 organizations—so now we’d like to reward our community with an opportunity to win $100,000 in cash prizes in the virtual, global Postman API Hack….

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Who’s Behind Postman? Watch and Learn about Postman Co-Founder Abhinav Asthana

        

During a recent Postman livestream with the original creator of Postman, Abhinav Asthana, we had the opportunity to talk with our CEO for an ask-me-anything chat and ended up discovering some pretty interesting things. The Postman community tuned into the stream to ask their own wide-ranging questions, and Abhinav shared about the company’s early beginnings…

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How Postman Engineering Handles a Million Concurrent Connections

        

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Bifrost is the name of the rainbow bridge that allows instantaneous travel between the realms of gods and humanity. Similarly, and equally magically, our Bifrost websocket gateway lets Postman clients instantaneously connect to Postman services. As I’ve previously shared in How Postman Engineering Does Microservices Today, all software architectures are…

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Postman Year in Review: Top Highlights of 2020

        

A lot happened in 2020. Like, a lot. But for us, it was all about you—the fantastic, 13-million-strong Postman community. We listened closely to your feedback and, as a result, introduced a dizzying amount of product updates, features, and capabilities this year. Let’s take a look back at a few highlights, shall we? But before…

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Postman’s 2020 Twitch Rewind: A Look Back at Our First Livestreams

        

While livestreaming is mostly popular in gaming, there has been a huge bump in the number of science and technology streams—from tech companies looking to replace the meetup experience to teachers running live online classes to open-source contributors helping others join projects. The basics of it: Livestreaming refers to online streaming media simultaneously recorded and…

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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 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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Announcing Steve Wozniak as Postman Galaxy Keynote Speaker

        

You see his influence in daily life and in every corner of the world. You know of his computer science brain and signature big smile. Postman is proud to announce that Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder and tech icon, will help take Postman Galaxy to incredible heights when we bring together the global API community this…

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Community Spotlight: Pricilla Belwin

        

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 12 million developers continuing to grow, this Community Spotlight series introduces some of the Postman Community forum stars…

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How to Catch Breaking Changes Before They Happen

        

This is a guest post by Allen Helton, software engineering manager at Tyler Technologies. Learn more about Allen in our Community Spotlight blog post.   “Alexa, turn on the kitchen lights.” I sat there in silence for a few seconds, waiting for the darkness around me to go away. “Alexa, turn on the kitchen lights.”…

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