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Abayomi Ogunnusi
Abayomi Ogunnusi

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Postman Hacks

Postman is an API platform that allows you to create and use APIs.

Postman streamlines collaboration and simplifies each phase of the API lifecycle, allowing you to design better APIs faster. Let's start testing.

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Table Of Content
它 Environment variables
它 Generating random names
它 Postman Console
它 Path variable


Environment variables

Duplicating codes and links during API testing is always a hassle.
First, highlight the url and set it as a variable.

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Now imagine writing this whole baseUrl for every instances of GET, POST, DELETE, PUT and PATCH request. It get tiresome. There is a hack to this.

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Also, when you can set token as variable with few steps. Highlight the token and set it as a variable.
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Generating random names

This is my favorite, ever want to register new users and your brain just ran out of John Doe. Do not worry, help is on the way. This generate random name and email

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Postman Console

Postman also has its own console, where you may see a log of server responses.
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Path variable

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Conclusion

This is just a quick overview of what you can do with Postman to test APIs.
Googling what postman can accomplish will provide you with more functionality.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Discussion (2)

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Abayomi Ogunnusi Author

Insomnia is cool too...thanks for your contribution

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Jon Randy • Edited on

I would also suggest trying Insomnia - it's very similar but easier to use and more powerful IMO