How Postman Is Building Education-First Student Programs that Empower

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During my first week at Postman as director of special initiatives in August of 2020, Postman Co-founder and CEO Abhinav Asthana and I were brainstorming different initiatives that he wanted me to focus on. One of them was building a vibrant student community for Postman. While there were several other ideas on the list, I…

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Who’s Behind Postman Engineering? Watch and Learn about Postman Co-founder Ankit Sobti

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During a recent Postman livestream with Postman Co-founder and CTO Ankit Sobti, we had the opportunity for an ask-me-anything chat. The Postman community tuned in to the stream to ask their own wide-ranging questions, and Ankit shared about Postman’s engineering challenges and interesting learnings throughout the company’s evolution from 2014 to the API platform that…

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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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LGBTQ+ Pride Public Workspace: An Invitation for the API Community to Celebrate Pride

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This post is co-authored by Postman Technical Community Manager Hannah Neil and Postman Developer Advocate Meenakshi Dhanani. You may be noticing rainbow flags floating around the internet, or—depending on where you are—you may be noticing them around your neighborhood. LGBTQ+ Pride Month is most commonly held each June as a celebration of queer identity. Pride…

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The 4 Types of Members You’ll Meet on the Postman Community Forum

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I got really lucky. As Postman’s technical community manager for the last year, I’ve had the honor of managing an active, healthy, and kind community. The Postman community has been welcoming and warm to me, so I want to share a bit about our official Postman Community forum. Maybe you’ve been unaware of the online…

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The Official List of 2021 API Month Highlights

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Since APIs are already critical to every industry, it was about time they got their own spot on the calendar. An entire month in honor of all things API?  Yes. This year, we made it official: April is API Month. Because, well, you can’t spell “April” without “API.” Now that API Month has come to…

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Community Spotlight: Pranav Davar

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

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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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How We Built Postman—the Product and the Company

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As Postman recently passed 17 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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Let’s Make It Official: April Is API Month

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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

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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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Introducing the Postman Supernovas Program

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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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