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postman utility from a job post off of craig's list on the first day

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:02 pm
by james
Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2018 12:44 AM
To: James Canavan <jcanavan2@verizon.net>
Subject: postman utility

Jim,

During the first class, the sample job listing you had on the board mentioned postman. I found out about it from Amazon during their one-day Alexa course last year. It is pretty good for sending structured JSON requests to to REST routines. I have only used it for calling php, but it has been a real time-saver.

https://www.getpostman.com/

thanks,
david
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On 8/11/2018 2:18 AM, James Canavan wrote:
HI David,

Interesting. So, this is a way to have one's API documentation presented in an organized way?
Or, am I missing something? You used it to send JSON .... or rather it can be used to do that?

Interesting.... haven't heard of this one....

Thanks,

James Canavan
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Jim,

yes, it was used to send JSON requests.
In the example below, the JSON request data is pasted into the top window. Then I hit send to post the request to a php REST handler, and the output was returned in the bottom window (if the request was successful).
The HTTP return code/response code is in the green status line between the windows, along with the time it took.
The utility also appears to have documentation capabilities, but I haven't explored those features

( https://www.getpostman.com/docs/v6/post ... umentation )

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