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Postman 8 Fundamentals

by Nate Taylor

Postman is used by over 3 million developers across the world. This course will show you the fundamentals of Postman, how you can issue requests, create automated API tests, and even document your API with Postman.

What you'll learn

When working with an API there's always so much to remember, such as any special API keys, different URLs for different environments, as well as the shape that each request should take.

In this course, Postman Fundamentals, you'll learn how Postman can help simplify working with an API. It allows you to use variables so that the same request works whether it's in the testing or staging environment.

You'll also learn how you can create automated API tests so that you ensure your API doesn't break between releases. You'll even see how Postman simplifies writing documentation for your API, so that your users can have an up-to-date explanation of what your API is doing.

By the end of this course, you'll know the ins and outs of Postman, and be equipped to maximize your interactions with APIs.

Course FAQ

What is Postman?

Postman is a collaboration platform for API development. It is a powerful tool for testing and understanding APIs made by yourself or others.

What are the advantages of Postman?

Some of Postman's top benefits include:

  • Easy to create, share, test, and document APIs
  • Store information for running tests in different environments
  • Store data for use in other tests
  • Integrates with build systems
  • Easy to move tests and environments to code repositories
  • Good UI
Is Postman a free tool?

Postman 5.0 is free to all users and includes collaboration, testing, and automation features.

What will I learn in this course?

This course will teach you about:

  • The basics of Postman
  • Testing requests
  • Using Collections in Postman
  • The need for documentation
  • Available Team Tools
  • Much more
Who is this course for?

Anyone interested in learning how to use Postman to test and improve APIs, especially developers.

Are there prerequisites for this course?

There are no strict prerequisites to this course, but anyone trying to learn Postman would likely be involved in developing and/or testing APIs that they or others built.

About the author

Nate's first program was written in QBasic on an 8086 clone his dad built. Since then he's written applications in C++, .NET, and Node.js. He spent the first 12 years of his career writing Windows applications before transitioning to write applications for the web. Regardless of the language or type of application he's written, he strives for writing clean, testable, and maintainable code. In addition to his day job as a developer, Nate also enjoys speaking at various conferences. He will typica... more

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