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Notes on Postman for APIs.

A GET request is for consuming data from the API.

A POST request is for writing data to the API.

Best practice is to send data in the body of the request, which a normal web browser won't let you do, thus you install Postman.

Postman is nothing more than a web browser, but on steroids, so it can expose a lot more functionality than a normal web browser.

Use of Postman

See reference at 6:25 in this video.

 

Postman Tutorial for Beginners with API Testing Example by guru99

Learn Postman with this Postman Beginner's Tutorial

Authentication

Is commonly performed by OAuth using an Access Token.

Variables in Postman

You can use variables in Postman, and they are put in double curly brackets:

{{variable}}


Test Tools for Postman

Postman Monitors

Newman

Jenkins CI Server

Resources

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