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

GraphQL is an architectural style for delivering data- and content-focused application programming interfaces (APIs) using HTTP. Borrowing a little from both SOAP…

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API 101: What Is a SOAP API?

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) is a message specification for exchanging information between systems and applications. When it comes to application programming…

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Getting Started with APIs: Understanding an API Request URL

Application programming interfaces (APIs) are everywhere. They’ve become essential building blocks for modern software and are used by any organization that has…

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API 101: What Is a REST API?

REpresentational State Transfer (REST) is a software architectural style that developers apply to web application programming interfaces (APIs). (Learn more fundamentals in…

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Learn HTTP Status Codes with HTTP Cats

If you’re new to APIs, then you might only be familiar with a few HTTP status codes. To help you learn more…

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What Is a REST API? Examples, Uses, and Challenges

Application programming interfaces (APIs). come in many shapes and sizes, which can make it pretty difficult for newcomers to understand what they…

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Serverless Functions the Fast Way

This is a guest post written by Jason Lengstorf, VP of developer experience at Netlify. For frontend developers, one of the biggest…

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How to Use Postman’s API Builder to Streamline API Development

Last year in the Postman v7.1 release, we introduced a new feature called API Builder that enabled users to improve API development…

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API 101: Learning with Open Access SOAP APIs

Even though the philosophy of REST (Representational State Transfer) dominates today’s world of APIs, the older SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) is…

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A New Way to Learn API Basics with Postman and Glitch

Okay, I may be biased because I work as a developer educator here at Postman, but I truly believe that the Postman…

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Making SOAP Requests with Postman

Lots of people call Postman, “a REST client.” They’re not wrong. However, Postman is actually used for any calls sent over HTTP….

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Postman: The Easy Way to Work with APIs

Don’t forget to check out Postman Chief Evangelist Kin Lane’s excellent Intro to APIs: What Is an API? overview blog post as…

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