Postman Webinar: “Postman 101“

Arlémi Turpault

Postman

Developer Advocate

Watch this webinar recording to get an overview of the Postman API Platform and its capabilities, including easy-to-follow demonstrations of how you can query an API, test it, and share it within your team or externally.

Postman Developer Advocate Arlémi Turpault shared a range of ways to help you to quickly get up and running with the Postman platform, focusing on the following areas:

  • How to get started with Postman

  • Key tips and tricks

  • Where to find documentation and help

Aired: May 27, 2020

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Questions Asked During Webinar

What are the best ways for me to learn Postman?

Two of the most popular ways you can learn how to use Postman are the in-app Postman Bootcamp and the Learn by API collection.

Is it possible to capture output from one API and send it as input to another API?

Yes. You can chain requests and extract the data output from one API to use in another API. Please refer to the “Extracting Data from Responses and Chaining Requests” blog post for more details.

How can I generate the code equivalent of the request being sent?

To generate code snippets, click "code" next to your request, then choose the language for your snippet. For more details, see the Generate code snippets page in Postman’s documentation.

Is there a way to test responses coming from an endpoint in Postman?

Yes. You can use Postman mock servers to simulate each endpoint and its corresponding response. This allows you to view potential responses without spinning up a backend.

Are there best practices for the use of collections, environments, and workspaces?

Yes. You’ll find a detailed overview of this topic in the “How to Organize Your API With Collections, Environments, and Workspaces” blog post.

Can one Postman user belong to multiple teams at the same time?

No. It's not possible for one Postman user to be a part of multiple Postman teams.

Can I test a localhost URL in Postman?

Yes. You can make calls to localhost from Postman to test the URL.