Enterprise E-commerce Webinar Series, Episode 1: Building and Testing Your API

Kin Lane


Chief Evangelist

This webinar, hosted on April 1st, 2020, was the first in Postman's three-part webinar series on implementing an API-first strategy in enterprise e-commerce. We introduced you to the API-first, end-to-end process of building and testing APIs using Postman, focusing on the following areas:

  • Schema

  • Collections

  • Environments

  • Mock Servers

  • And more

Aired: April 1st, 2020

Like the first part of the series? Register for part 2 of the series, "Enterprise E-commerce Webinar Series, Episode 2: Deploying and Monitoring Your API".

Interested in learning more about how Postman for Enterprises can help you build and test APIs across your org at scale, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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Questions Asked During Webinar

Where can I find the examples used in this demo?

The project we used to demo is still a work in progress and will continue to be developed, but you can check it out on GitHub.

What resources do you recommend getting started with when envisioning one’s API framework?

Kin shares his API first insights over on our blog.

What are best practices for using Postman to manage and progress an existing set of APIs?

Yes—we share our recommendations on our Postman blog, Better Practices blog, and in our documentation.

How do I connect Postman and GitHub?

Check out our GitLab integration that allows you to back up your work, however two-way sync is currently only available for GitHub. We're tracking this feature request here.

Can you import API definitions from the web?

Yes, you can import API specs into the Postman app. Our docs are available here.

Are environment variables encrypted?

All data in Postman is encrypted both in transit and at rest, and more information on this is available here. Postman also offers sessions, which allows you to avoid storing this data in the cloud.

Where can I find more information on Newman?

Check out our Newman docs.

Where can I learn more about versioning APIs and collections?

Check out our docs on API versioning and our docs on version control for collections.

Where can I find more information on mock servers?

Check out our docs on mock servers.

How can I keep documentation private to my team?

As long as you do not publish your documentation it will stay private to your team. Check out our docs on viewing private documentation.

Is there a Postman community where I can ask questions later if I get stuck?

Yes! Join us here.

Is there a place where I can request new features and see what features are currently on the road map?

Yes, you can send in feature requests on our GitHub and check out our roadmap.

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