Testing Payments with Stripe’s New Postman Collections

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This is a guest post written by Charles Watkins, developer advocate at Stripe. Stripe builds payments infrastructure for the internet and exposes APIs for a variety of use cases. To improve the overall developer experience, we recently launched our own team profile on the Postman Public API Network to help anyone explore our payment, billing,…

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How Nylas Uses Postman to Help Developers Adopt Our API

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This is a guest post written by Tatiana Perry, technical writing manager at Nylas. Nylas provides APIs for email, calendar, and contacts data, and powers automated, intelligent workflows on top of these data stores (think automatic attachment extraction, OCR, sentiment analysis, and more). Naturally, we’re an API-first company—as our entire platform centers on API products….

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Negative Testing for More Resilient APIs

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I’ve previously shared how to build resilient APIs with chaos engineering and security hacking with the Big List of Naughty Strings. I’ve also broken some hearts, so I have some experience with breaking things. In this post, let’s go beyond basic test automation in Postman, and learn why intentionally trying to break things increases the…

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How to Use Postman Monitors to Schedule CircleCI Pipelines

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Working with scheduled CircleCI pipelines can sometimes be cumbersome. In this blog post, we will learn how Postman can supercharge your experience with CircleCI pipelines, particularly with scheduled pipeline runs. Let’s go over the problems and solutions when working with scheduled CircleCI pipelines. Limitations associated with scheduled CircleCI pipelines Imagine you want to schedule your…

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Postman Level Up: Quick API Testing with Snippets

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Do you hate writing API tests even though you recognize that they’re really valuable? You’re not alone. It’s almost universally agreed upon that testing is both necessary and highly beneficial. But far too often, testing gets pushed to the back burner and becomes an afterthought. Thankfully, Postman has some built-in features to help you get…

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Insider Tips for DevOps, Testing, and Automation

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At the Postman Galaxy virtual API conference in February 2021, I had the opportunity to host the “DevOps, Test, and Automation” panel discussion. My fellow panelists were Alla Lazareva (head of QA at Ziwo), Angel Rivera (developer advocate at CircleCI), and Kevin Harris (API integrations SME and IQmetrix). Check out the on-demand video at the…

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Postman Galaxy: Sponsor Spotlight

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At Postman, we take community and collaboration seriously. So with the launch of Postman Galaxy, we want to give a cosmic thank you to the stellar sponsors making the world’s premier API conference possible this week. Each of the following industry innovators is supporting our three-day virtual event to educate, inspire, and connect the global…

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Shift-Left Testing: What It Is and How to Achieve It

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This is a guest post written by Dan Martin, editor at TestProject. Shifting left means incorporating critical processes into a project early in the software development cycle. To adopt shift-left testing in the beginning stages, a team needs to change its mindset from the traditional ways of shift-right testing. Shift-left testing is made possible with…

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How Postman Engineering Handles a Million Concurrent Connections

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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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Continuous API Testing with Postman

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How to test APIs, monitor uptime, and make sure your APIs and microservices run as expected Most of the content in this article, originally written by Kaustav Das Modak, first appeared on the Better Practices blog. API Testing: A core part of Postman API testing is a core part of what we do every day…

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Growing Company, Growing Industry

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This week, we are very proud to share Postman growth & milestones from 2018. We had a great year, and we’re really looking forward to 2019. In addition, we welcome IBM to our important and growing industry: API-first development! To our surprise here at Postman, we recently found our name headlining IBM’s marketing materials. In…

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How Postman Feeds My Sushi Addiction

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The Sushi Selector is a Postman Collection that recommends a nearby sushi spot. When run locally with the Postman collection runner, the collection searches for sushi restaurants and posts the recommendation as a direct message to your Twitter. You can customize Sushi Selector’s criteria such as location, distance, and price range with environment variables. If you…

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