Reliable API calls are critical to any decoupled application. A simple change on the server side can alter an API response and lead to application-breaking changes on the front-end. An API test suite can watch out for these API breaking changes by running a slew of tests against your endpoints. When you need to create an API test suite, Postman delivers. (Sorry. I had to)
On its surface, Postman is a simple GUI for sending http requests and viewing responses. But underneath, Postman is built upon an extensive set of power tools that are incredibly easy to use. You can organize your requests into collections and folders, share common values across requests with environment variables, script tests with the built-in node.js based runtime, and automate it all with Postman's very own CLI – Newman.
In February's meetup, we'll cover:
• Making simple API requests
• Making authenticated requests with varying authentication strategies
• Using environment variables
• Importing request collections directly from your Swagger definition
• Automating it all with Newman
We'll cover a lot of territory. From general information about making API requests, useful for beginners, to advanced features of Postman that more experienced devs can work into their existing workflow.