When we build an application which is related with other applications and usually communication between these entities uses an API, we need a platform that is able to facilitate collaboration between these entities. Postman is a collaboration platform for API development. This application can can be used to manage APIs in every stage of development from designing and testing, to publishing API documentation and monitoring. Postman has become one of the most used API tools by developers quickly.
Postman features, such as :
- API Client
Quickly and easily send REST, SOAP, and GraphQL requests directly within Postman.
- Automated Testing
Automate manual tests and integrate them into your CI/CD pipeline to ensure that any code changes won’t break the API in production.
- Design & Mock
Communicate the expected behavior of an API by simulating endpoints and their responses without having to set up a backend server.
Generate and publish beautiful, machine-readable documentation to make your API easier to consume.
Stay up-to-date on the health of your API by checking performance and response times at scheduled intervals.
Provide a shared context for building and consuming APIs, and collaborate in real-time with built-in version control.
Postman Installation on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
After we know all the advantages, in this article we will discuss the Postman method on the ubuntu system. There are several Postman installation installation option , namely : Ubuntu Snappy installation and Ubuntu Software Center.
There are several prerequisite for Postman installation, namely :
- Ubuntu system with root or an ordinary account with sudo privilege
- Sufficient disk space (about 185 MB for Postman binary files)
Postman Installation Using Snapy
Verifying Java installed on the system, by submitting command line below :
ramans@otodiginet:~/Desktop$ sudo snap install postman [sudo] password for ramans:
the output will be :
Download snap "postman" (124) from channel "stable" 16% 273kB/s 9m30sDownload snap "postman" (124) from channel "stable" 16% 273kB/s 9m28sSetup snap "postman" (124) security profiles for auto-connections postman 7.32.0 from Postman, Inc. (postman-inc✓) installed
Postman Installation Via Ubuntu Software Center
To install Postman using Ubuntu Software Center means if we are going to use the user interface of Ubuntu.
1.Open Ubuntu Software Center and find ‘Postman’ item.
2. Double click the Postman icon. We will be prompted by the Postman ‘Install’ button. Click this button to install the Postman application.
3. Wait the installation step, because the installer will download, extract and install the Postman.
4 Postman installaton was successfully completed done.
Postman icon has been adding on the menu.
Double click the icon then the main menu of Postman will be appeared.
So far, we have installed Postman on the Ubuntu 20.04 system successfully. This software is very useful..