July 2023 Newsletter
We're excited to announce that we've acquired Akita, the fastest, easiest way to understand your APIs in production. Read on to see how Akita will enhance the Postman experience
Plus, the Postman VS Code extension now supports collections and environments, fulfilling one of your most popular requests. Download it today.
If you've been wanting to try our AI-powered assistant Postbot, it's now in open beta - and has received some big improvements. Developers are finding ingenious ways to save time with Postbot. Try it for yourself.
And be sure to explore Postman's new 2023 State of the API Report. The world's biggest API survey reveals what over 40,000 developers think about API tools, monetization, AI, and more.
Postman acquires Akita for automated observability
Akita automatically discovers and monitors APIs simply by watching API traffic, without requiring special frameworks or SDKs. "When our own team was able to onboard onto the Akita app to see all of our API behavior in under 30 minutes, we knew it was time to join forces," says Postman CEO Abhinav Asthana.
Postman VS Code extension, with two powerful new featuress
requests in your collection from within VS Code. We've also brought in support for Postman environments and variables for testing and documenting your APIs across multiple environments.
Postbot is improved and in open beta. Give it a whirl.
Postbot now lets you generate tests for your entire collection in a few steps. This is especially useful if you're building your collection from an OpenAPI Spec file. Postbot will also help you quickly fix syntax or structural errors in any failed test.
How to choose between REST, GraphQL, gRPC, and SOAP
Postman's Bruno Pedro has devised an elegant compatibility matrix to identify the best architectural style to use based on your users' needs.
Powering home automation with WebSocket APIs
Follow Postman's Joyce Lin as she explores how to use a public WebSocket API to access smart devices around a connected home, leveraging the open-source platform Home Assistant.
The Postman API Network
Get started using Google Cloud APIs to manage infrastructure
Google Cloud Platform is a suite of cloud computing services used to build, deploy, and scale applications and services on Google's infrastructure. Fork our example Postman collection to your own workspace to get started.
Testing and developing GraphQL APIs, August 23
This one-hour session will guide you through the fundamentals of using Postman as an API client to test and develop GraphQL APIs. Join Postman developer advocate Pooja Mistry and developer relations engineer Gbadebo Bello live.
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