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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".

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Robert

kanye.rest

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Liyas Thomas Author • Edited

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

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Erick Ruiz de Chavez • Edited

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)
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Liyas Thomas Author

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

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Sara McCombs (she/her)

Definitely second or third the Charlotte suggestion.

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Enmanuel de la Nuez

I really like Charlotte!!

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Ben Halpern

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.

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Ben Halpern

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

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Liyas Thomas Author

that's what I'm talking πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

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Ben Halpern

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

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Liyas Thomas Author

Deal. I demand something as dope as benhalpern.com 🀠😻

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Vitor Amaral

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

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Mohamed Farid

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

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Ben Halpern

I like XUnicorn. It's kind of metal 🀘

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Sara McCombs (she/her)

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

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Dennis Ploeger

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

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Fayaz Ahmed

getrest.io

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Liyas Thomas Author

🀝 let me "get rest".

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Vico

Restponse

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Liyas Thomas Author

good. will consider this too.

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Galactic President Superstar McAwesomeville

You have made enough base users piggybacking on another app's name anyway ;)
Fighting for gender equality is nothing more than a sad way of self advertising.
Good luck with the new name

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Liyas Thomas Author • Edited

Thanks.
We've high expectations on this move. Stay tuned for more features and awesomeness.

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bravemaster619

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

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Liyas Thomas Author
  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.
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Bin

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

what about Rittest/Righttest/Rightest

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David Velasco • Edited

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!

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SJellen

OpenPost

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Dennis O'Keeffe • Edited

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!

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Liyas Thomas Author

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

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Dragodzs

SpaceCorn βœ¨πŸ¦„

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Liyas Thomas Author

πŸ›Έ + πŸ¦„
🀝

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Fernando B πŸš€

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/

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Fernando B πŸš€

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.

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Ben Halpern

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

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Kevin Nel • Edited

"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/

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dlordi

I suggest trest, which merges test and rest

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Mohammed Ijas

Catch.Rest or just catch

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Lorraine Lee

Moot Spawn

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Shravan Kumar B

FORK- Free & Open RESTful Klient

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Andy Carmona

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

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Rafi • Edited

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

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Vitor Amaral

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!

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still-dreaming-1

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...

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Miloslav πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ πŸ¦‹ Voloskov

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

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Beautus S Gumede

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

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Peyman Eskandari

Galadriel: Lady of Light

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Kushagra 🎈

Rest in peace

Hehe

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Michiel Hendriks

I've got a really bad one: Icle

Explaining that name will be difficult in a serious context.

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Lucas G. Terracino

I love this one

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Alex Chiu

PostLady?

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Forem Open with the Forem app