APIs with Postman for Absolute Beginners

Learn how to use Postman to build REST & GraphQL requests

To work with APIs we will use the Postman app! Postman allows you to quickly create a request with the required HTTP method and parameters, set the body, headers, submit the request and easily inspect the results.

What you’ll learn

  • Create GET, POST, PUT, DELETE requests.
  • Understand HTTP messages.
  • Understand GET vs POST request method.
  • Work with real-world APIs.
  • Use Postman.

Course Content

  • Introduction to APIs –> 3 lectures • 21min.
  • Building HTTP requests with Postman –> 13 lectures • 1hr 15min.
  • Working with REST APIs in Postman –> 23 lectures • 1hr 26min.
  • How to upload a file through an API (Giphy) –> 10 lectures • 21min.
  • Working with GraphQL APIs in Postman –> 4 lectures • 8min.
  • Conclusion –> 2 lectures • 2min.

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Requirements

  • The possibility of installing new tools on your computer..

To work with APIs we will use the Postman app! Postman allows you to quickly create a request with the required HTTP method and parameters, set the body, headers, submit the request and easily inspect the results.

Postman can help if you are developing APIs as well! I have created this course for testing engineers and well for software developers. Postman can help you during the development of your API as well as after the API is completed, by running tests that make sure your API is still working as intended.

Postman has over 10 million users worldwide and continues to grow. This course will introduce you to Postman and is suited for beginners. You will learn how to build API requests with Postman, how to inspect responses debug any issues.

Postman has grown to be a complex tool that has many capabilities

So let’s look at what you are going to learn during the course:

  • Start with simple requests
  • Advance towards more complex scenarios
  • Upload files
  • Learn about REST
  • Learn about GraphQL
  • Work with real APIs
  • Learn to deal with authentication/authorization

So after this course, you will have an overview of Postman and can later decide in which areas you want to learn more.

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