Postman for all your API needs
April 12, 2019

Postman for all your API needs

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Postman

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.

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • 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.
  • Given the intended purpose of Postman, it's greatly improved our efficiency of testing. It's very clear-cut, easy to set up, and quickly functioning.
  • Given the effectiveness and ease of use of Postman, it's helped improve the reliability of our API's. It's so easy to test them both manually and automatically that we're less concerned with reliability issues of our APIs.
Non listed products to compare against include Insomnia, Paw, HTTPie, and ARC. We selected Postman because of its tech support, ease-of-use, and popularity. We wanted an API testing software that we could easily set up and integrate with tools like Jenkins for our build process. We wanted something with a lot of dev support and that was popular in case we needed assistance with anything from the internet. Postman does exactly what we need it to do and much more than that too.
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.

Postman Feature Ratings

API access control
8
Rate limits and usage policies
Not Rated
API usage data
9
API user onboarding
8
API versioning
7
Usage billing and payments
Not Rated
API monitoring and logging
9

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