Postman Api 101

Intro to APIs: History of APIs

In order to understand why APIs are so important, we’ll need to take a look at how we got here. While web APIs have a relatively brief history, it’s resulted in them being behind almost…

Intro to APIs: Where Do You Get Started with APIs?

One of the biggest challenges with onboarding people to the world of APIs is that there are so many different use cases. There are tons of ways in which someone might need to get started…

Intro to APIs: Why You Should Care about APIs

Continuing our series centered around introducing APIs to our more mainstream business users, we wanted to go beyond what an API is, and what APIs are used for, and focus a little more on why…

Intro to APIs: What Are APIs Used for?

Building upon our most recent story introducing APIs, we wanted to continue our series with an introduction to what APIs are used for. Since APIs are so ubiquitous, it can be difficult to fully understand…

First 5 things to try if you’re new to Postman

New to Postman? Welcome! Even though there’s a ton of developers already using Postman everyday, the number of new users just now discovering Postman is mind-boggling ?. If you’re reading this, I’ll assume you’ve already…

10 Tips for Working with Postman Variables

This is a follow-up to our popular post about introducing variables in Postman. Variables are a fundamental concept in programming, and in Postman, they can be your best friend. Instead of painstakingly updating individual values,…

API Testing Tips from a Postman Professional

As an engineer at Postman, I talk to a lot of people who use Postman to test their APIs. Over the years, I’ve picked up 10 tips and tricks for simplifying and automating the task…