Postman is an API Development Environment that helps people to build, test, document, monitor and publish documentation for their APIs.
Postman is used by 6 million developers and more than 200,000 companies to access 130 million APIs every month. API testing is likely to grow further in 2019 so knowing how to use Postman effectively will be a powerful asset.
Testing APIs is often slow, error-prone and annoying. Instead of manually checking an endpoint’s response, we can write integration tests with Postman to examine and validate the response. We also want to automate running these tests with our deployment process. One approach you can take is to have your integration tests run every time a developer checks in code to your repo.
Automate your QA and Testing processes! While this is in the right direction, this doesn’t fool proof. This adds another layer of quality control but we need to ensure our tests are thorough and up to date.
The idea is to ensure existing functionality still works as expected when we add new features to our API. Having this process automated, will identify unexpected issues early in the development life cycle and will help the developers evaluate their code.
Newman is Postman’s collection runner engine that sends API requests, receives the response and then runs your test against the response. It is extensible and so can be integrated into continuous integration servers and build systems.
Postman’s Collection Runner lets you run all the requests inside a collection locally in the Postman app. It also generates reports so that you can measure the performance of your tests.
Two main types of variables – global and environment. Global variables are for all Collections, whereas the environment variables are defined for a specific set of collections
Click on Manage Environment Setting & You can create a new environment
Click on Manage Environment Setting -> Click on Global Button & You can create a new global variable.
Postman Console is analogous to a browser’s developer console, except that it’s tuned for API development. If an API or API test is not behaving as you expect, this would be the place where you will go to deep dive while debugging.
Postman’s API Documentation feature lets you view private API documentation or share public API documentation in a beautifully formatted web page.
Documentation for your API includes:
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