Postman: Manage and Call you APIs with ease



Postman is an easy-to-use software that aids developers in building their APIs. Throughout the years I have been developing backend APIs, my life wouldn’t have been easier without Postman. In this blog, I will demonstrate some of the basic features of Postman that anyone can easily start using. These features include API calls, environment, and testing.




API Calls

  1. Choose which type of call you are going to make ( POST, GET, PATCH, DELETE, etc…) in box 8
  2. Enter the URL of the endpoint in box 4
  3. Configure your request with the options available in box 5
  4. Configuration will be available in box 6 depending on what you choose
  5. Press Send when done
  6. Check the results of your API call on box 92016-10-19-11_26_45-add-new-post-%e3%82%b5%e3%83%90%e3%82%ab%e3%83%b3%e5%b1%8b%e3%83%86%e3%83%83%e3%82%af%e3%83%96%e3%83%ad%e3%82%b0-wordpress


API Environment

  1. Choose or create your environment in box 1
  2. View and edit the environment specific variables in box 2
  3. View and edit the global specific variables in box 42016-10-19-11_55_40-postman

API Testing

  1. Write your javascript tests in box 1
  2. Select snippets in box 2 to generate code snippets for your tests
  3. Tests will run when Send is pressed
  4. After test script is run, view results in box 3

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