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Score 10 out of 10
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We use Postman to directly develop and test our APIs. We use it to easily run requests against our own API features in development, run test suites for automated testing, interact and test external web services, and perform maintenance tasks on our APIs where a UI isn't required.
  • Shared team library
  • Save collections of common requests
  • Set up mock servers and mock requests for testing
  • Set up test criteria and scripts
  • UI can be a bit cumbersome
  • Test features is not as fully fleshed out as other automated testing tools
Postman is extremely useful when developing any web-based service, such as RESTful APIs. Particularly when you need to repeat requests, either while iterating overdevelopment, or when doing automated testing. Postman doesn't have any browser rendering, so it is not suitable for testing or mocking front-end UIs. However it is a great tool for bypassing these UIs to test the backing service.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Postman is used as API testing tool. It is used in whole organization. Postman is very user friendly and also helps in developing,debugging, and publishing APIs. Postman helps developers to create workspace and save all requests. Overall it's a great tool.
  • API testing is great feature.
  • It provides an import option so we can easily import using Swagger or paste requested content.
  • Sharing is so easy. You can create an account and use it on the easy to use system.
  • Sharing across team is a wonderful feature. The whole team can easily view the same set of API.
  • GUI is easy to use.
  • Free version provides limited sharing across the team. If the free version can upgrade the sharing limit, then it would be more helpful.
  • Syncing of changes sometimes does not work well with me and I have to restart some time.
Postman is well suited for all developers to test API. It can be used for automation API testing as well. It's a good place to store all API and share with the team. Useful to developers for debugging.
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Ilyas Bakouch profile photo
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Postman every day to build and test our internal and public APIs.
  • Creating collections of requests and sharing them between the team.
  • Keeping the history of previously run requests.
  • Monitoring APIs using collections.
  • The way saving multiple collections is handled.
It is well suited for automatically testing APIs, generating APIs documentation, and monitoring.
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Score 10 out of 10
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We regularly use Postman to ensure that our API that we offer customers is working correctly. It is able to quickly and easily format requests and add/remove parameters. It also helps me to show people in other parts of the business who aren't familiar with APIs what JSON APIs are and get a basic understanding of how they work.
  • Saves credentials so you don't have to type them in over and over
  • Allows you to quickly and easily add/remove parameters
  • Enables you to see the results in a well formatted, human readable way.
  • I honestly don't have much to improve on here. Postman meets my admittedly simple needs extremely well.
I like that it's very easy to use. I've been able to show people across the company and in non-technical roles how to use it so that they can gain experience using APIs and understanding how they function. That knowledge helps them troubleshoot issues with clients rather than having to escalate issues up to the engineering department every time they arise.
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Score 10 out of 10
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We use Postman where I work extensively for API testing, development, and automation. We also use it for third-party external documentation where we can host automatically generated collections from our Swagger.json on our public developer documentation site, which allows our partners to have easy-to-access examples of all of our endpoints, which is great! Currently, Postman is only used by our technology department, but I suppose anyone in the company that needs an API testing tool could use it.
  • Clear and concise interface for the 'entire' http request lifecycle.
  • Lots of compatibility and support for various protocols, headers, request bodies, etc.
  • Good team sharing ability if you use the paid version.
  • The test runner, and the environment variable hosting is a HUGE time saver.
  • The whole concept of 'collections', creating, saving, importing, exporting, is very well done.
  • Sometimes the UI features that are cool are hard to find, hidden behind menus, etc.
  • The test runner, while incredibly powerful, has some features in it (like saving variable outputs from one request, etc.) that are not obvious, and feel a little hacky to implement.
  • The environment variable configuration is a huge time-saver but could be streamlined by having a better system of 'common' global vars, etc.
Honestly, if you're a developer, and working with any type of API-based communication model, then Postman is a huge help to your workflow. Obviously if your platform didn't have any type of client/server model, or you aren't interacting with third party API's, then Postman would be a totally ineffective piece of software to have on your team.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Hands down the best API development tool. After writing any API call, I use Postman to debug and make sure everything is working correctly. Postman is very easy to use and user-friendly. Once someone told me to use it and showed me how things work, I got up to speed within a few days. I was able to automate some of the calls and tests. It's one of those tools that you don't think you need until you use it and realize how much it makes your life easier. Try it out! I highly recommend it if you're an API developer. I tried other apps and this is the most rounded tool.
  • Testing.
  • Automated testing for API calls.
  • Easy to use and user-friendly.
  • More guides would be helpful because sometimes it takes me a while to figure out something.
Postman is one of those tools that does exactly what I want it to do with some more functionalities. For example, if you wrote API calls and wanted to test them, Postman would show you both the request and the response in a very nice view, and if there were an error it would tell you what it is.
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Score 10 out of 10
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We use Postman to test through several of our integrations and custom developed web services. It's been an invaluable tool as we work through expanding into micro services and other areas. With the tool, it allows us a quick way to develop a payload as well as share our projects with other team mates.
  • Collaboration is easy with teammates.
  • The interface is straight forward.
  • Scripting the project to other languages is a convenient feature.
  • Documentation could be a little bit better organized.
  • They could provide some common examples.
  • The project organizer needs work from a UX perspective.
Postman is perfect for testing and developing web services in a normal or enterprise environment. Using it as a client to perform the consumer experience is optimal. What it is not good for is a tool to generate code, or for automation, as it is built specifically for testing and debugging from a development point of view.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Postman was implemented two years ago basically to check web services. It is used and managed by different teams in our company.
  • Test, develop, and document web services
  • Simple easy to use and organize
  • History and auto complete features increase efficiency
  • Add up missing validators like for XML
  • Syncing between different apps to store users' settings and share and reutilize on different apps
  • Inbuilt sharing options to share development content directly through Dropbox or something similar
It is efficient and easy to use and can be implemented for singular use by one person. It lack sharing abilities so if you are working together with a team then development sharing needs external help. It lacks instantaneous sharing.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Postman is one of the best API testing tools in the market, it is very fast and user-friendly. As a technical lead, I know my whole team is using Postman for API development. It has useful features like tabs, history, and workspaces. It has a rich but lightweight developer experience. It is being used in multiple departments in our company.
  • Able to save requests and parameters.
  • Simple interface.
  • Sharing with teammates.
  • Limited number of API sharing with free account.
Postman saves history so you can revisit and perform tests again at a later stage. It is a cost-effective tool, and even a free version can do almost everything that a developer needs, so it is suitable in all ranges of projects.
The configuration is easy and you can have it up and running in a short amount of time.
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Score 10 out of 10
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I am a software engineer and lead a developers team at my organization. In my organization, we develop lots of APIs and web services on a daily basis for APIs and web services testing. We use Postman to test small APIs for individuals especially. I like it because it makes the development of APIs and web services easy and fast.
  • Powerful user interface
  • Easy to use
  • Transparent processes: we can see what happens throughout from management to executive level.
  • In my team, everyone is accountable for their deliveries.
  • We can't test WSDL. Postman needs further improvement in this field too.
  • I don't see any other cons in the Postman.
Postman helped me to create dummy backends for my web app without having to worry about having an actual backend while working on my front-end. It helps in creating API structures by allowing us to save responses for a callout request and debug all my APIs via postman smoothly and easily.
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Taylor Morgan profile photo
Score 7 out of 10
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Postman is used by various departments who develop and maintain web applications and APIs. It provides an easy-to-use REST client that is also deeply customizable, allowing API endpoints to be tested and debugged with test requests and payloads.
  • Fine-tuned control over HTTP requests and various payloads.
  • Quick access to headers, responses, and debugging information.
  • Request grouping, history, and repeated request management.
  • The interface can be a little overwhelming and clunky, especially for newer users.
  • It is geared towards more complex situations, and the controls can be overkill for a simple request.
  • If you have a tendency to have dozens of browser tabs open, you will be overwhelmed with tabs in Postman as well.
Postman is perfect for testing various HTTP requests with its quick and deep ability for manipulating the headers and payload. This makes it ideal for testing and debugging APIs and even simple web applications. Postman offers various payload types (raw text, JSON, form-data, etc.) and customizable HTTP headers. Requests are sorted into tabs, saved in collections, and recorded into a history -- all of which are helpful, but which can also quickly grow unwieldy if one isn't careful.

Postman is flexible enough that you can even use it for less typical requests (i.e. SOAP), but it clearly shines at basic REST requests and offers enough fine tuning to see what's happening "under the hood" of an HTTP exchange. (For instance, when authorization headers were being lost in a recent project, Postman allowed me to disable automatic following of 301 redirects, revealing an invisible but important step in the request.)

There is a wealth of advanced tools which I haven't even begun to explore, but individuals on other teams have used it for more automated situations. The vast majority of its users in our organization are using just the basics for simple requests.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Postman is being used on most development teams at our company. It's not used specifically by certain departments, but on a team-by-team basis. Most IT development teams will be using Postman at some point or another here. It's used for testing endpoints internally or externally either for testing their functionality or transmitting data.
  • Mocking servers - Postman natively supports creating mock servers for your API's and it's very easy to set up, use, and is quite effective.
  • Creating requests - From basic GETs, POSTS, or PUTs, Postman can handle it all with ease. It's very straight forward and consistent to use.
  • Tests - A built-in function of Postman is automation tests to monitor your APIs functionality and performance. A super handy feature all in the same app.
  • Monitoring test cases - Postman doesn't have a great way to monitor your test cases. You can set them up in Postman, but I'd use an outside tool for monitoring them all.
  • Postman doesn't natively support web service testing. Again, if you require this, I'd still recommend Postman, just use an outside tool for this.
Postman is somewhat the go-to for making API calls and tests. So if you're doing anything with that, I'd recommend Postman. If you're doing anything other than what it was designed for, then I wouldn't be able to recommend it. If you're needing to move your tests around to different environments or systems, Postman is great for that.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We're using Postman for local development API testing. It's very useful to test your API endpoint and configure the curl request however you want it. It also supports authentication and pre-request script when we need to generate current timestamps to send to the request for example. It's really easy to test your API endpoint using Postman and we can send anything we want to the endpoint to test any error cases.
  • Easily configurable.
  • Provides all the options that you need to test your API endpoint.
  • The premium version could be used to test your production API endpoint health.
  • Lack of 3rd party integration for monitoring and sending logs.
  • The Chrome extension version is lackluster compared to the desktop version.
  • Can be quite memory expensive
It's really great for testing API endpoint health checks, unit testing your API results, and/or error response. Postman is also really great to use with a team. We can share the request for configuration, input, etc. with our teammate, so anyone can test. Monitoring is really easy and could be done by anyone from anywhere.
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February 07, 2019

Postman gets it done!

Score 9 out of 10
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We mainly utilize Postman for testing, developing, and implementing REST APIs.
  • Super easy setup, ready to go in a few minutes.
  • You can save APIs for future and multiple uses.
  • Can export and import APIs so you can share with colleagues very easily.
  • The UI isn’t super intuitive and takes some time to find more complex features.
  • Some more detailed documentation would be nice.
Postman is great for testing APIs, grabbing the JSON or XML responses and plugging into your application. Works well for simple scenarios like that, is easy setup, and free!
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Feature Scorecard Summary

API access control (10)
9.0
Rate limits and usage policies (5)
7.6
API usage data (5)
8.4
API user onboarding (7)
8.4
API versioning (7)
7.9
Usage billing and payments (1)
5
API monitoring and logging (10)
8.8

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Postman, headquartered in San Francisco, offers their flagship API development and management free to small teams and independent developers. Higher tiers (Postman Pro and Postman Enterprise) support API management, as well as team collaboration, extended support and other advanced features.
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