1. Specification phase
- Create product specification Doc →
2. Front-end development phase
- Simulate API calls with mock server Doc →
- Integrate mock server with UI code
- Use mock and staging interchangeably
- Switch mock server to production
3. Back-end development phase
- Write API specification or mock server
- Implement code and deploy in staging
- Write API tests Doc →
- Deploy to production
4. Integration phase
- Debug API together to Production
- Test API calls with Postman proxy Doc →
- Integrate API test with build system
Design and develop applications faster with schema support
Postman schema support gives you visibility into your API specifications and structure.
Broad schema support
Use the API specification format of your choice in Postman. Write, edit, or import schema formats including RAML, WADL, OpenAPI, and GraphQL. Then generate collections directly from the schema.
Edit and version schema
Track and communicate changes to the API design by editing and versioning schemas in one central location. No more having to switch between tools.
Maintain a single source of truth
Rely on your schema as a source of truth for API design and development and ensure all teams are working toward the same goal.
Simulate your API endpoints with mock servers
See how your API will run even before it's in production. Mock servers simplify API design and planning, support split-stack application development, and help you ensure that your API will run the way it's supposed to in production.
Reduce time to production
Postman mocks support split-stack development so front-end and back-end developers can work in parallel and view responses without spinning up a back end.
Communicate your API's expected behavior
View API responses with the applications and services waiting to use it before and during development.
Catch and fix bugs early
Get better visibility into errors so you can debug more quickly.
Ensure high quality APIs by writing and running test suites
Write test suites so that teams can debug together.
Create test suites
No code necessary
Build and run test suites without having to write any code with Postman's built-in test scripts. Add onto them with assertions specific to your endpoint's expected response.
Run the tests
Use the collection runner in the Postman app to test a collection and view the results in real time. Or use Newman to view test results in the terminal.
What is Postman?
Postman is an API platform for building and using APIs. Postman simplifies each step of the API lifecycle and streamlines collaboration so you can create better APIs—faster.
A comprehensive set of tools that help accelerate the API Lifecycle—from design, testing, documentation, and mocking to discovery.
Easily store, iterate and collaborate around all your API artifacts on one central platform used across teams.
Organize your API work and collaborate with teammates across your organization or stakeholders across the world.
Improve the quality of APIs with governance rules that ensure APIs are designed, built, tested, and distributed meeting organizational standards.