COVID-19 Vaccines in India: How to Build an API-based Vaccine Locator

        

The Co-Win portal is a critical website for India at this time, allowing Indians to register and schedule vaccinations against COVID-19 (please note that the portal may lead to a 403 Forbidden error if you’re not in India), and it has published the Co-Win APIs. Since the population of India is so large and the…

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Postman Level Up: Quick API Testing with Snippets

        

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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Filtering and Sorting APIs Using the Postman API

        

Filtering and sorting APIs using the Postman API gives you the ability to decide which APIs you want to retrieve and how to organize them. You can easily apply a combination of filters using HTTP query parameters on the Postman API “Get all APIs” request. For instance, you can retrieve all the public APIs that…

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How We Built Docu-Mentor to Win the Postman API Hack

        

Earlier this year, we were honored to win the Postman API Hack Intergalactic Grand Prize, which was announced at the Postman Galaxy global conference in February. As two long-time Postman users (and fans), we jumped at the chance to create a project using the API platform and dive deeper into what is possible with the…

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Take Your Child to Work to Play with APIs

        

Do you work with APIs and have trouble explaining to your family what that means? Here’s an event that can help you out. Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is coming up soon on Thursday, April 22. It’s the day when people bring their kids to work to show them different career choices…

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Postman Level Up: How to Create Your Public Profile

        

Imagine: You’ve made some Postman Collections you’re proud of. You think that other Postman users will find them interesting or useful. You want to share these collections, and you want them to be attributed to you. Enter Postman public profiles. A public profile is a record of your work in Postman and a representation of…

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How to Use the Twitter API to Create a Hashtag Search Bot

        

When Postman recently hosted the Postman Galaxy virtual conference with attendees from around the world, I needed to find out what people were saying about the event. And more importantly, who was saying these things. As a new Postman developer advocate, I was assigned to “figure out a way to have all the tweets with…

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Postman Game on: How I Got 346 Collection Forks in One Day

        

The Postman Games challenge is a new public workspace that contains a series of requests that you send to receive trivia questions—all as a fun way to test your Postman IQ. We published the workspace at the Postman Galaxy global conference this February, and within just one day, the GET Your Postman Game On! collection…

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How We Build Learning Experiences Inside Postman

        

Learning about APIs is hard, whether you’re trying to get yourself up and running with a specific API or just want to get to grips with the basics of what APIs are and how they work. Those of us who are in the business of technology education are always looking for ways to break the…

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A Beginner’s Quick Guide to APIs: Definition and Types

        

Applications these days are witnessing a meteoric rise in the number of functionalities and microservices. And with this rush to add more and more functionalities and build more applications at an unprecedented rate, the dependence on APIs (application programming interfaces) has also skyrocketed. This beginner’s guide to APIs covers API basics, such as common types…

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