Integration testing with your team made easy with Postman
Updated March 21, 2019

Integration testing with your team made easy with Postman

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Postman

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.

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • 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
  • Saved us a lot of time developing API and debugging/testing.
  • Could be used to monitor whether the API endpoint is healthy.
  • Easily serves as an alarm whenever deployment to production has gone wrong by going through all API endpoint results.
Swagger functionality is a subset of what Postman can do. Although Swagger is better to keep track of your API documentation, Postman is much better at everything else. Basically, Postman is the jack of all trades. On top of documenting your APIs, you could test your API however you want with any input/header/uuth that you need, making your monitoring process more robust.
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.

Postman Feature Ratings

API access control
10
Rate limits and usage policies
9
API usage data
8
API user onboarding
10
API versioning
5
Usage billing and payments
5
API monitoring and logging
10

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