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API Lifecycle, Part 1: Build and Test an API

Aired: Wednesday, May 11, 8:00 a.m. (PDT)

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Join us for a one-hour, intermediate-level Postman learning session geared specifically for API developers, API producers, and anyone else invested in building quality APIs. We'll walk through the initial stages of the API lifecycle, including designing, defining, documenting, and testing an API.

Here's what we'll do in this session:

  • Introduce the stages of the API lifecycle
  • Review API-first model of software development
  • Define foundational operations around an API including source control and collaboration
  • Leverage Postman entities such as collections, environments, and mock servers
  • Explore the industry-standard vocabulary of OpenAPI
  • Design an API using OpenAPI
  • Generate documentation from an OpenAPI specification
  • Implement contract tests derived from API artifacts

Prerequisites:

Speakers

W. Ian Douglas, Senior Developer Advocate Postman

W. Ian Douglas

Senior Developer Advocate

Postman

Vaishnavi Challa, Technical Support Engineer Postman

Vaishnavi Challa

Technical Support Engineer

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