How We Built Postman—the Product and the Company

        

As Postman recently passed 15 million developers on the Postman API Platform and 50 million active Postman Collections—two milestones I would never have dreamed possible even a few years ago—I’m often asked how we got here. To answer that question, here’s the official (brief) history of Postman. First there was a problem, and then there…

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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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Let’s Make It Official: April Is API Month

        

API growth continues to skyrocket; in fact, we just saw the fifty-millionth active Postman Collection created by our fantastic user community. In addition to the sheer statistical explosion, APIs are also transforming every industry every day, from farming to electric guitars. The entire team here at Postman—a group of fanatical API enthusiasts if ever there…

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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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Introducing the Postman Supernovas Program

        

Postman has a wonderful community. I’m not bragging to you—you, who by the very nature of reading this blog post are part of our community. In my experience as Postman’s technical community manager, I’ve found Postman users to be kind, helpful, and engaged with one another. In a community, we collaborate, contribute to each other’s…

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That’s a Wrap: Postman Galaxy 2021 Stars and Highlights

        

A lot can happen in three days. With more than 26,000 registrants from over 150 countries, the Postman Galaxy virtual API conference took place February 2-4, 2021. And it was an exhilarating ride. Participants from across the globe experienced more than 100 online sessions and 80 speakers—including mind-bending talks with Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak, NASA…

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How (and Why) Postman Created a Data-Driven Hiring Process

        

An effective hiring process is one of the most crucial parts of scaling an organization. Especially when a company scales at least 10 times its size, it needs to figure out how to evolve various processes and practices while still staying true to its values. Postman has always been committed to hiring the highest-quality talent,…

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Community Spotlight: Praveen Mathew

        

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 13 million developers continuing to grow, this Community Spotlight series introduces some of the stars in our Postman…

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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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