E15 Developing APIs with OpenAPI and Postman
API development is key to many enterprise applications, but creating an API from scratch is a non-trivial process where human error and a lack of docmentation can result in APIs that can become unclear or simply invalid when a user tries to interract with them. The Swagger API project provided an early standardized specification, now called the OpenAPI specification, that has in the last decade improved the overall quality of APIs that follow it by enforcing a set of definitions that keep it valid and easily documentable throughout its lifespan.
Alongside this, the need for testing APIs has become equally necessary, and Postman has come out as a leader to fill that need, providing a collaborative workspaces and mock endpoints equipped to running a testing pipeline against an API at all times. This week, we'll talk with Lorna Jane Mitchell (Senior Developer Advocate, Nexmo) and Joyce Lin (Senior Developer Advocate, Postman) all about how these tools make developing, documenting, and testing your APIs easier, and the final product that much better.