April 13, 2019
The other day, I found myself making some changes to a network request for our application.
By navigating to a specific page, I knew I’d trigger the call, so that’s what I was doing. At some point, I needed some help and one of the more senior engineers made a comment that I could just copy the
cURL into Postman.
I didn’t know what that meant, so I did some digging. Here are the why and how to use Postman for your API testing.
Moving the process to Postman, I get several benefits. The two biggest for me are:
cURLcan be found in Copy> Copy as cURL
o) Note, by copying the
cURL, you will also bring in all of your headers - including any authorization that may be necessary.
Written by Stephen Weiss who lives in Chicago with his wife, Kate, and dog, Finn. Follow him on Twitter!