Postman Fundamentals

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). (Check out our “What is an API?” post to read an intro to APIs.) REST APIs are…

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…

Intro to APIs: What Is an API?

If you want to learn about APIs, you’ve come to the right place! API stands for application programming interface and in this blog we’re going to answer questions like: What is an API? What are…