POSTMAN 101

Basics of Postman to get started

What you need to know about Postman to get flying!

Pricilla Bilavendran
5 min readJun 13, 2021

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Dear Community,

Hope you all are safe and healthy!

It’s time to go back to some basics. We will discuss few basic things about API’s and Postman here.

What is Postman?

Postman is a platform to build, test, design, modify, and document APIs. It is a simple Graphic User Interface for sending and viewing HTTP requests and responses.

While using Postman, for testing purposes, one doesn’t need to write any HTTP client network code. Instead, we build test suites called collections and let Postman interact with the API.

Postman is a scalable API testing tool that quickly integrates into CI/CD pipeline. This tool is very convenient when it comes to executing APIs. Once we saved the details, we can simply use them over and over again, without having to remember the exact endpoint, headers, API keys, etc.

https://learning.postman.com/docs/getting-started/introduction/

Installation/Configuration process (Workspaces):

  1. Go to https://www.postman.com/downloads/
  2. Select the configuration needed

3. Your download is in progress and the message should now display on the Apps page. Once the Postman download is completed, click on Run.

4. Installation Starts

5. In the next window, Signup for a Postman Account. Use your email or sign up using Google here.

Building Blocks of Postman:

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