Barbaric Tip of the Week: REST happily with Postman

Barbaric Tip of the Week is a weekly series whose main purpose is to share tiny bits of knowledge that I find specially useful and interesting.

Hi hi! This week’s Barbaric Tip is about a great HTTP client I just found out about (thanks good folk of Experion). Postman will let you easily test any HTTP based API directly from you Chrome browser and:

  • Build HTTP request to your heart’s content
  • Save and categorize requests for later use
  • Setup different environments
  • Setup different types of authentication
A screenshot testing postman with the NASA APIs

My very favorite tool for working with HTTP requests is fiddler, but I really miss it when I am working on my mac, so I will definitely add this to my arsenal going forward.