Postman Api 101

API 101: SOAP vs. REST

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…

Intro to APIs: What Is an API?

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…

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 interfaces (APIs), a SOAP API is developed in a more structured and formalized…

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 a digital presence. That means that anyone using the internet today is experiencing…

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 our What Is an API? and What Is a SOAP API? posts.) REST…

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 HTTP status codes and build your first Postman Collection, let’s walk through this…

API 101: Learning with REST API Examples in Postman’s New Public Collection

APIs come in many shapes and sizes, which can make it pretty difficult for newcomers to understand what they are and how they can be used. At Postman we enjoy working with APIs. Seriously. We…

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 still a force to be reckoned with. SOAP APIs predate much of the…

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. Keep reading to learn how to use Postman to make SOAP requests. Since…

Learn API Basics with Postman

Postman: The Easy Way to Work with APIs

This is a guest post by Valentin Despa, software developer and online instructor. Don’t forget to check out Postman Chief Evangelist Kin Lane’s excellent Intro to APIs: What Is an API? overview blog post as a…