Announcing Postman Programs for Students and Educators to Promote API Literacy

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Today, all connected-software experiences—a broad category that includes basically every digital activity or transaction around the world—require APIs as their building blocks. This represents an absolutely staggering scale: In 2019 alone, the Postman API Platform processed 4.7 billion API requests, and that number is only climbing in 2021 as API growth continues to skyrocket. That’s…

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How to Set Up Your First Public Workspace in 5 Easy Steps

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Since Postman announced the launch of public workspaces, you might be wondering what all the hubbub is about. Public workspaces are just like personal or team workspaces, except they’re visible to everyone. Let’s set up our first public workspace in five easy steps. Step 1: Start with a workspace You can start off with a…

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Introducing Bite-Sized Videos to Level Up Your Postman Game

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When you show someone something they didn’t know about Postman, seeing their face light up makes you feel like a hero. Even minor productivity hacks can make a big difference in someone’s day-to-day life at work. Then, when that person shares these tips with their teammates, they get to be the hero too. In the…

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Kubernetes Tutorial: Your Complete Guide to Deploying an App on AWS with Postman

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Kubernetes is an open source system that is useful for container orchestration. In this tutorial, we are going to use Postman Collections to learn Kubernetes and use its API to deploy an app on a Kubernetes cluster hosted on AWS. This is a hands-on tutorial. Don’t fret if you aren’t familiar with Kubernetes and containerization,…

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Here’s What’s New in Postman for the Web

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To start with, if it’s the first time you’re hearing about “Postman for the web,” yes, you can now use Postman in your favorite browser! Read more about this 2020 launch in our full announcement. Now that we’re all on the same page, you should know that a lot has already changed in Postman for…

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How to Set Up the New Twitter API Faster in Postman

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Twitter recently released version 2.0 of its hugely popular social media API, and there’s no better way to get started playing around with it than by using the new Twitter API v2 collection in the Postman API Network. Postman Collections make onboarding easy: Within 5 to 10 minutes, you should be able to download the…

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Introducing The Good Documentation Checklist

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I’ve previously talked about the traits of a good collection. While not all collections grow up to be documentation, collections are the foundational building blocks for all Postman documentation viewable on the web. Here, I’m going to talk about the traits of good documentation. Postman documentation has become widely adopted across the API community because…

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API 101: SOAP vs. REST

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There’s a lot of talk within the application programming interface (API) industry about SOAP vs. REST that makes for a lively debate. Back in 2000, when the World Wide Web (WWW) was maturing and spreading across almost every sector, both approaches to developing APIs were also emerging. But while SOAP APIs quickly gained momentum with developers,…

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Encryption, SSL/TLS, and Managing Your Certificates in Postman

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Just like when it comes to making API requests and working with responses, Postman aims to give you greater control when it comes to configuring API encryption—which is now a standard part of API operations in 2020. Encryption is pushing API providers to leverage Transport Layer Security (TLS) to secure the data, content, and other…

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Intro to APIs: What Is an API?

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What exactly is an API? If you want to learn about APIs, you’ve come to the right place! API stands for application programming interface. APIs are the little pieces of code that make it possible for digital devices, software applications, and data servers to talk with each other, and they’re the essential backbone of so…

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GraphQL: What Is a GraphQL API & How Does It Work?

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GraphQL is an architectural style for delivering data- and content-focused application programming interfaces (APIs) using HTTP. Borrowing a little from both SOAP and REST, GraphQL uses HTTP POST methods to submit queries via an HTTP request’s body or query parameters. With the “QL” meaning “query language,” GraphQL provides a consistent query layer for APIs, providing…

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API 101: What Is a SOAP API?

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Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) is a message specification for exchanging information between systems and applications. When it comes to application programming interfaces (APIs), a SOAP API is developed in a more structured and formalized way. Think of SOAP as being like the national postal service: It provides a reliable and trusted way to send…

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