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Postwoman is changing name πŸ›Έ

liyasthomas profile image Liyas Thomas Updated on ・1 min read

Hey all πŸ‘‹

Postwoman is changing name.
Our new identity aligns with our new focus β€” to provide the best open source testing suite in web.

Towards that goal, we are thrilled to announce that v2 will have a new name and domain.

  1. Similarity in name with "Postman" may introduce trademark violations in future.
  2. We don't want to hurt any other project's goodwill.
  3. Rather than being an "alternative to Postman", we focus to become the best available testing suite in web.

Update: 16th August 2020

Postwoman is now Hoppscotch πŸŽ‰

Web app: hoppscotch.io
GitHub: github.com/hoppscotch/hoppscotch

Special thanks to @ben (co-founder DEV.to) for suggesting this name πŸ‘.

What about this name:

HoppScotch.

It's an alternate spelling of the game "hopscotch", and in my mind is a subtle nod to CS legend Grace Hopper, and implies "hopping" from one endpoint or web location to another.

"hopp" is also a similar in shape to "http".

Discussion

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I laughed for like 5 mins. My dad haven't stopped laughing yet. 🀣🀣

 

Rather than being an "alternative to Postman", we focus to become the best available testing suite in web.

Why not play with some spider names; after all, spiders are the best at testing webs aren't they?

Some ideas:

  • Charlotte (Charlotte's Web)
  • Aragog (Harry Potter)
 

wow... great idea. will share this with our team for sure.

 

Definitely second or third the Charlotte suggestion.

 
 
 

What about this name:

HoppScotch.

It's an alternate spelling of the game "hopscotch", and in my mind is a subtle nod to CS legend Grace Hopper, and implies "hopping" from one endpoint or web location to another.

 

"hopp" is also a similar in shape to "http".

 

that's what I'm talking πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

If you go with this loop me in, I’d love to help work out the imagery. It’s a fun visual.

 

"hopp" or something that's triggers similarities to http is the way to go.

 

I have some suggestions totally separated from the past. You can pick something that has some indirect or direct connection with the idea:

  • Channel (or some play on the word, such as Channel80 for port 80, etc.)
  • Beeline
  • Duffel (bag of messages)
  • Lens (allows one to analyze and see web requests)
  • Concave (a type of lens that helps you see far)
  • Beamer
  • Barrage

Or something totally random but interesting:

  • Otter
  • Spectrum
  • Spiral
  • Jewel
 

I appreciate Duffel as an ex-Sailor. Since I had tons of them lol. Whatever you do, don't use Spectrum. That's not totally random. spectrumscm.com/

 

Well, another Spectrum that I usually use. spectrum.chat

 

I'm not proud of knowing it lol. Company I work for uses it for source control. Is a very outdated system based on Java, and it sucks tbh, but most of the engineers using it come from Industrial automation. The thing is that they built tons of tools around the spectrum ecosystem. Sucks because we have internal gitlab and azure devops but barely anyone is using it properly lol.

 

Beeline is a huge Russian cell operator known for its unethical practices, you don’t want to be associated with it

 

Wow. I'm astonished by how you came up with this much names. Great πŸ”₯πŸ”₯. Respect.

 

Thanks! I'm kinda naturally very good at creative thinking. πŸ˜‡ I know it sounds like I'm bragging but I can produce many more names and ideas if needed. Let me know!

 

XUnicorn,
Sirius (brightest star in the sky),
Orion - Aligns with the Pyramids of Giza (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orion_correl...)

 
 

I like XUnicorn. It's kind of metal 🀘

Ooo. I like this suggestion too. Could be super fun.

 

Guys, I'm seriously troubled that nobody brought up the obvious Testy McTestface yet!

 
 

"gest"

Gest is best!

P.S. This should also spark a passionate discussion whether it should be pronounced "jest" or "guest" - much like the GIF debate :P

EDIT: Just saw that this already exists... gest.co/

 

Rosary Transit β€” a play on Rosa Parks + Montgomery where the bus incident occurred and with transit also having the duality of relating to the nature of testing transport protocols and it’s own definition.

Might be too much of a mouthful but I spent 5 minutes between thinking and typing so I might as well post in case the transport theme helps kick off some creative juices πŸ˜‚

Good luck with the naming!

 

let me find a dictionary first. btw, thanks for the detailed info.

 

Helps you create requests faster, saving precious time on development

My grain of sand to the mountain of inspiration, because I know how hard it can be to name things:

ZeitREST

Etymology:

  • Zeit: noun, feminine - from the German language, it means time, period, sequence.

  • Rest: verb, noun - from the English language, it means relief, absence of motion.

Using REST in uppercase is wordplay, a sort of homophone I guess.

Good luck!

 
 

πŸ›Έ + πŸ¦„
🀝

 
 
 

I saw kanye.rest in the comments. I root for kanye.rest

 
 
 

I've got a really bad one: Icle

Explaining that name will be difficult in a serious context.

 
 

Can you share the reason why you decided to change the name?

 
  1. Similarity in name with "Postman" may introduce trademark violations in future.
  2. We don't want to hurt any other project's goodwill.
  3. Rather than being an "alternative to Postman", we focus to become the best available testing suite in web.
 

Rather than being an "alternative to Postman", we focus to become the best available testing suite in web.

what about Rittest/Righttest/Rightest

 

This is a good call. I think a distinctive brand will go along way.

 
 

Hey allow me to contribute with some names

  • Hoster
  • Mindex
  • Hostu
  • Comemo
  • Unibo
  • Mockar
  • Lynk
  • Hipop
  • Bount
  • Honect
  • Splity
  • Tunel
  • Pathway
  • Lane

I hope it helps, good luck!

 
 
 
 
 

Httpster like HTTP and tester, sounds like hipster... βœ‹

 

Nap (or NAP, or nap), a play on REST, and stands for either Named After Postwoman, Next After Postwoman, Not Always Postwoman, Not A Postwoman, Not A Postman, or something else...

 

FORK- Free & Open RESTful Klient

 
 

PosterChild ? :-)

The "love child" of Postman and Postwoman ;-)

 

How about api.dev or api-request.dev (I think that domain is available)