April 2023 Newsletter
Big news: API performance testing is coming to Postman-and you can get early access. Plus, we've got product updates that simplify authentication and allow for greater customization of your collection documentation.Big news: API performance testing is coming to Postman-and you can get early access. Plus, we've got product updates that simplify authentication and allow for greater customization of your collection documentation.
Continuous improvements like these are one of the reasons Postman earned the title of Best API Platform in G2's spring report. We're grateful for the user reviews that helped us get there.
Be sure to also check out our resources for new API developers, from a primer on API components to a rundown on collections. Plus, we're hosting a webinar on advanced API testing that covers best practices and automation techniques.
API performance testing is here-get early access
Wondering how your APIs will perform under real-world conditions? With Postman's new performance testing, you can find out. See how response times change when multiple users send requests at once, measure response times under load, and identify bottlenecks pre-production.
Postman simplifies authentication
Authentication is one of the first and biggest barriers to sending a successful API call. Postman will now recognize if the request you're trying to send needs authentication, help you set it up, and save the info so you don't have to re-authenticate next time.
Customize your collection documentation
We've now enabled more personalization for documentation, including custom themes, logos, and SEO tags. On the API Governance side, teams on the Enterprise plan can preemptively scan a collection for secrets before publishing it.
Use AI tools like ChatGPT to control IoT lights
Learn how three members of the Postman team collaborated to use several layers of AI tooling-including ChatGPT-and Postman Flows to control Internet of Things lights.
Save time with Postman Flows
Explore how Postman Flows can serve three distinct users: business professionals, product managers, and DevOps professionals. We offer concrete examples of Flows that save each user valuable time through automated task execution.
The Postman API Network
Wide-cast to social media with Ayrshare collection
The Ayrshare social media API allows platforms and businesses to easily post to all 10 major social networks, ranging from Facebook and LinkedIn to TikTok and YouTube.
Advanced API testing: Best practices and automation techniques, May 31
This one-hour session is for API testers, developers, and others who already know how to write and run tests in Postman. We'll take it to the next level on May 31, offering advanced testing workflows and recommended practices in Postman.
In Case You Missed It
What are the components of an API?
You probably know that APIs are sets of code-based instructions that enable software components to communicate and transfer data. They're the building blocks of all modern apps. But what are the building blocks of APIs themselves?
Learn how to build an API
Follow Postman's Betsy Sallee as she builds a simple REST API, with a focus on API design and implementation. She also reviews how you can use the Postman API Platform to test the API you've just built.