Intermediate API Skills: Reference Collections

Postman collections are versatile machine-readable representations of what is possible with an API. As with other formats like OpenAPI and RAML, Postman Collections allow you to define the surface area of an API, providing a…

Author: Kin Lane

I am the chief evangelist for Postman, helping our community see the larger API landscape, and understand how Postman can help you be more successful across multiples stops of a modern API lifecycle.

Postman Collections As API Contracts

If you follow the API sector, you may have heard the phrase “API contracts.” Many people refer to machine-readable API definitions like Swagger, OpenAPI, Postman collections, or RAML as API contracts. This is in reference…

Author: Kin Lane

I am the chief evangelist for Postman, helping our community see the larger API landscape, and understand how Postman can help you be more successful across multiples stops of a modern API lifecycle.

How to Monitor Postman Collections with APImetrics

One of the challenges that developers often face is providing detailed performance stats and alerts to management, stakeholders and even regulators – all while continuing to design, develop and evolve their APIs within Postman, the…

Author: David O'Neill

David O’Neill has worked in mobile technology and APIs since the days of the first mobile web devices. He founded APImetrics 4 years ago when it became clear there was a huge gulf between what engineering groups thought their APIs did and what was actually being delivered. He is a regular speaker at API focused events and passionate about ensuring the API eco-system delivers to its full potential as the world changes to be API centric.

Getting Started with the NASA International Space Apps Challenge

Postman is supporting the NASA Space Apps Challenge—an international hackathon where teams interact with NASA’s open data to work on projects that solve problems both on Earth and in space. To help people participate successfully…

Author: Kin Lane

I am the chief evangelist for Postman, helping our community see the larger API landscape, and understand how Postman can help you be more successful across multiples stops of a modern API lifecycle.

Being The Postman API Champion At Your Organization

API change across large organizations takes having a leader, or an army of leaders driving the API conversation. Successful API programs tend to expand under the right leadership, and will ultimately whither in the absence…

Author: Kin Lane

I am the chief evangelist for Postman, helping our community see the larger API landscape, and understand how Postman can help you be more successful across multiples stops of a modern API lifecycle.

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…

Author: Kin Lane

I am the chief evangelist for Postman, helping our community see the larger API landscape, and understand how Postman can help you be more successful across multiples stops of a modern API lifecycle.

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…

Author: Kin Lane

I am the chief evangelist for Postman, helping our community see the larger API landscape, and understand how Postman can help you be more successful across multiples stops of a modern API lifecycle.

How to Organize Your API With Collections, Environments, and Workspaces

Postman provides a very flexible set of tools for helping API providers define their APIs more effectively. Postman makes APIs more discoverable, usable, and easy to iterate on across teams and helps teams strategize on…

Author: Kin Lane

I am the chief evangelist for Postman, helping our community see the larger API landscape, and understand how Postman can help you be more successful across multiples stops of a modern API lifecycle.