If you’re completely new to APIs, this webinar is for you. In this session, Developer Educator Sue Smith talks about API basics with a practical walkthrough inside the Postman app. Agenda includes:
- Intro to APIs
- The basic components of an API request
- Building and sending API requests
- Understanding API responses
- Further learning in Postman
Aired: Thursday, August 6, 2020
Postman Version: 7.30.1
What exactly is a REST API?
How do I add a URL variable?
Is it possible to automate requests or do I have to do that manually?
How can I integrate Postman Collections in my code repository?
How can I send a request via a script or browser?
Is there a way to auto-format the JSON body that I created in Postman?
Does Postman Visualizer only work in light mode? I have my settings in dark mode, and the text remains black on the dark background.
How can I know the throughput of any API (i.e., what can be highest data packet size while data fetching)?
Why do I need to create collections?
Can I have the same authorization for the whole collection?
How is the response data stored on the server side?
Can I export data from Postman?
Is there any way to automate actions even if they need integration with another app?
You can also use Postman integrations, which allow you to automate sharing data and functionality between Postman and other tools you might be using for your API development. Available integrations include Slack, GitHub, Datadog, OpenAPI, Microsoft Teams, and more.