Postman 8 Fundamentals
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.
Table of contents
- Collections 0m
- Using Tests on the Front End 2m
- Creating Collections 7m
- Collection Runner 2m
- Using Variables 5m
- Pre-request Scripts 3m
- Data Files 3m
- Initializing Test Data 5m
- Refactor: Loop Over Users 5m
- Refactor: Loop Over Wishlists 3m
- Scenario Tear Down 1m
- Running Your Refactored Collection 2m
- Executing Tests 3m
- Testing from the Command Line 3m
- Summary 2m
Postman is a collaboration platform for API development. It is a powerful tool for testing and understanding APIs made by yourself or others.
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
Postman 5.0 is free to all users and includes collaboration, testing, and automation features.
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
Anyone interested in learning how to use Postman to test and improve APIs, especially developers.
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.