Application Development

Accelerate application development with Postman—eliminate dependencies and reduce time to production by having frontend and backend teams work in parallel.
API-First Development phases. Illustration

Design and Develop Applications Faster with Schema Support

Postman schema support gives you visibility into your API specifications and structure.
Develop Applications Faster with Schema Support

  • Broad Schema Support

    Use the API specification format of your choice in Postman. Write, edit, or import schema formats including RAML, WADL, OpenAPI, and GraphQL. Then generate collections directly from the schema.

  • Edit and Version Schema

    Track and communicate changes to the API design by editing and versioning schemas in one central location. No more having to switch between tools.

  • Maintain a Single Source of Truth

    Rely on your schema as a source of truth for API design and development and ensure all teams are working toward the same goal.

Simulate Your API Endpoints with Mock Servers

See how your API will run even before it's in production. Mock servers simplify API design and planning, support split-stack application development, and help you ensure that your API will run the way it's supposed to in production.

  • Reduce time to production

    Postman mocks support split-stack development so front-end and back-end developers can work in parallel and view responses without spinning up a back end.

  • Communicate your API's expected behavior

    View API responses with the applications and services waiting to use it before and during development.

  • Catch and fix bugs early

    Get better visibility into errors so you can debug more quickly.

Mock Servers Support Split-Stack Application Development

Ensure High Quality APIs by Writing and Running Test Suites

Write test suites so that teams can debug together.
Support Application Development with Test Suites

  • Create Test Suites

    Write custom test suites in JavaScript in the Postman Sandbox for each request. Use Postman's PM API to assert a set of predefined rules for better and cleaner tests.

  • No Code Necessary

    Build and run test suites without having to write any code with Postman's built-in test scripts. Add onto them with assertions specific to your endpoint's expected response.

  • Run the Tests

    Use the collection runner in the Postman app to test a collection and view the results in real time. Or use Newman to view test results in the terminal.

Why Postman?

It's Free and Easy to Start

Just download the Postman App and send your first request in minutes. Postman is free to download, and free to use for up to three team members.

Wide support for all APIs and Schemas

Make any kind of API call—REST, SOAP, or plain HTTP—and easily inspect even the largest responses. Postman also has built-in support for popular data formats such as OpenAPI GraphQL, and RAML.

It's Extensible

Customize Postman for your needs with the Postman API. Integrate test suites into your preferred CI/CD service with Newman, our command line collection runner.

Support and Community

We continually make improvements and add new features based on feedback from our community of over 17 million users—who can also help you get the most out of Postman on our community forum.

Case studies

See a wide selection of detailed use cases from nearly every industry on the Postman case studies page.

Get Started with Postman Plans and Add-Ons

Join 500,000 companies who are already taking API-first development to the next level with Postman.

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