First-Class Collaboration and APIs, Delivered by Postman



Be a part of Kevin Swiber, API Lifecycle and Platform Strategist at Postman, on September eighth, 2022 at 10:00am Pacific Time for The way to Handle Complexity Throughout the API Lifecycle,  a reside on-line occasion hosted by the Cisco Developer Relations crew!

For those who’re growing with APIs – and who isn’t? – you then want a instrument to check how the APIs (Software Programming Interfaces) you need to use truly work. Postman is a improbable instrument for that. It’s a browser-based shopper that exams HTTP requests in a graphical consumer interface, and offers responses from APIs below check that you need to use to assist construct purposes.

Right here at Cisco, our Developer Expertise crew has been collaborating with Postman because the early days of DevNet in 2017. We respect what Postman provides and the way it has performed a big function in serving to educate and encourage our developer neighborhood and our enterprise companions. The instrument has enabled our crew to construct interactive academic supplies, like our Coding & API Studying Labs, to assist individuals shortly get hands-on with our personal APIs. Due to Postman, builders and prospects can get extra worth from Cisco APIs shortly, and may remedy enterprise issues effectively.

We need to aid you study Postman, and never simply because it helps you employ our personal Cisco APIs. It actually is a crucial instrument for all builders.

Who Makes use of This Common API Software

Postman is an API shopper that makes it simple for builders to create, share, check, and doc APIs.  Within the Cisco Developer Expertise crew, builders use Cisco APIs to construct complicated IoT (Web of Issues), enterprise, and cellular options. DevOps engineers examine methods to make use of Cisco APIs in automating workflows, and in coupling microservices and techniques collectively. All of those groups use Postman.

With the rise in API adoption in networks, many community engineers have adopted NetDevOps instruments. It’s nice to see groups taking a look at growing a method of API-first improvement, or planning the API roadmap to deal with reliability obstacles earlier than they happen.

Getting Began

Attending to “Whats up World” is a superb first step that reveals how our APIs work, and Postman makes it simple: See our Cisco SD-WAN Studying Lab to get there your self. DevNet’s developer expertise crew works laborious to stipulate potential use instances after which assist builders shortly make progress on their options. Whereas we are able to all be taught by learning API documentation in instruction format, builders like me usually need to be taught by implementing. So we offer a group of API calls accessible by way of Postman that may get devs began quick  We make sure that our Postman collections are saved present and related, to make them helpful in manufacturing in addition to schooling. For instance, after we launched the most recent SD-WAN Sandbox and API documentation, we up to date and created a brand new Postman assortment only for it.

Meet an API Wizard


I encourage you to hitch us on September 8, 2022, at 10am Pacific Time for a reside seminar: “The way to Handle Complexity Throughout the API Lifecycle,” with Kevin Swiber from Postman. This session will deal with the problem of managing the growing complexity of APIs. It can current an answer to implement conscious practices by way of every stage of the API Lifecycle.

We’ll cowl core subjects like:

  • Manufacturing API design strategies
  • What to do about versioning
  • The way to implement governance, and
  • The must-haves of observability.

Kevin is Postman’s API Lifecycle and Platform Strategist. He’s a software program engineering, structure, and developer instruments advocate, and had been centered on distributed techniques and APIs for greater than a decade. Kevin has profession has spanned enterprise developer and the API Administration area. He’s labored at a variety of API product firms, together with Apigee (acquired by Google Cloud Platform) and now Postman, the place he collaborates with each trade and enterprise firms on constructing a platform technique throughout the whole API Lifecycle. He’s additionally the Advertising Chair for the OpenAPI Initiative.

Don’t miss what’s going to be an extremely informative and schooling session with an actual knowledgeable within the discipline! Be a part of me by signing up for this occasion now!

Your Homework

As I mentioned, Cisco’s Developer Expertise crew has constructed  one of many largest Postman collections, which will help customers get to their first significant interactions with a Cisco API.

Cisco’s Postman collections.

The  Postman Collections are Executable API Descriptions. Postman’s assortment folders make it simple to maintain the API requests and parts organized per platform, primarily based on Cisco’s APIs and capabilities.

For much more background, take a look at the web seminar I gave lately on how Cisco Developer Expertise builds our API content material with Postman, on the Postman Galaxy convention. Test it out!

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