Postman is an essential wrench in the developer toolbox.
July 18, 2019

Postman is an essential wrench in the developer toolbox.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Postman

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.
  • The ROI for team-sharing capabilities saves us at least hours a week, probably more.
  • The ROI for public documentation makes it so our partner support emails have dropped in volume significantly.
  • Without Postman, I'd have to write some sort of manual console-app-type test program for my API, which would be a huge pain, annoying to share, and would easily become unmaintainable.
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.

Postman Feature Ratings

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