API developers can simulate a back-end with Postman’s Mock Service

API management company Postman has released Mock Service, a tool that enables teams to simulate a back-end server, freeing up developers who were previously restrained by development dependencies.

Postman’s service lets front-end developers simulate each endpoint in a Postman Collection and corresponding environment to view the potential responses without having to spin up a back end, writes CEO Abhinav Asthana. This means front-end, back-end, and API teams can work in parallel.

Also, this workflow forces clear communication about how the client and server will communicate, enables isolated debugging and empowers teams to develop independently and simultaneously, according to the company.

Asthana said that in order to set up a Collection for mocking, developers need to “navigate to every request in the Collection testAPI that you would like to include in this simulation, and save responses with details about the response body, header or status codes that you would like to see returned by that endpoint.”

Once developers save their desired responses, the Collection is ready for mocking, he said. Developers can then retrieve information needed for mock creation, and get a list of all their Collections using the GET All Collections endpoint.

Besides Mock Service, Postman features enhancements such as customizable domains for API documentation, a Data Editor Interface that lets users view and manipulate large amounts of data in a fast manner, and autocomplete for variables feature.

Asthana walks through the entire process of mocking a Collection from start to finish here.

About Madison Moore

Madison Moore is an Online and Social Media Editor for SD Times. She is a 2015 graduate from Delaware Valley University, Pa., with a Bachelor’s Degree in media and communication. Moore has reported for Philly.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and PhillyVoice. She is new to Long Island and is a cat enthusiast. Follow her on Twitter at @Moorewithmadi.

You may also like...

26 Responses

  1. Spot on with this write-up, I honestly believe this amazing site needs a lot more attention. I’ll
    probably be back again to read more, thanks for the information!

  2. Sven says:

    What’s up to every one, the contents present at this web site are actually remarkable for
    people experience, well, keep up the good work fellows.

  3. Allison says:

    I wanted to thank you for this wonderful read!! I absolutely loved every
    bit of it. I have you book marked to look at new stuff you post…

  4. Martin says:

    This design is steller! You most certainly know how to keep a reader amused.
    Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well,
    almost…HaHa!) Wonderful job. I really loved what you had to say, and
    more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

  5. Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all of us you actually realize what you’re speaking approximately!
    Bookmarked. Kindly also talk over with my site =).

    We could have a link trade agreement between us

  6. cheghel.com says:

    Hi, I would like to subscribe for this webpage to obtain most up-to-date updates,
    so where can i do it please help.

  7. Roberta says:

    It’s really a great and helpful piece of information. I’m glad that you just shared
    this helpful info with us. Please stay us up to date like this.
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. When some one searches for his essential thing, thus he/she
    wishes to be available that in detail, therefore that thing is
    maintained over here.

  9. Susana says:

    Thanks for finally talking about >API developers can simulate a back-end with Postman’s Mock Service –
    Ok Huge <Loved it!

  10. Consuelo says:

    I am in fact thankful to the owner of this site who has shared this wonderful piece of writing at at this place.

  11. Carlos says:

    Good day! I just would like to give you a big thumbs up for
    the great information you have got right here on this post.
    I’ll be coming back to your blog for more soon.

  12. Bethany says:

    Hello there! This post could not be written any better!

    Reading through this post reminds me of my old
    room mate! He always kept chatting about this.
    I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read.
    Many thanks for sharing!

  13. Thank you for sharing your info. I really
    appreciate your efforts and I am waiting for your further post thank
    you once again.

  14. That is very attention-grabbing, You are an excessively professional blogger.

    I’ve joined your rss feed and sit up for in the hunt for extra of
    your magnificent post. Additionally, I’ve shared your website in my social networks

  15. Kristin says:

    Hey there! Quick question that’s entirely off topic.
    Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly?
    My weblog looks weird when browsing from my apple iphone.
    I’m trying to find a template or plugin that might be able to correct
    this issue. If you have any suggestions, please share.


  16. Raul says:

    What’s up, everything is going fine here and ofcourse every one is sharing facts, that’s genuinely fine,
    keep up writing.

  17. random says:

    What you posted was very logical. But, what about this?
    suppose you wrote a catchier post title? I ain’t suggesting your content isn’t good, however what if you added
    something to maybe get a person’s attention? I mean API developers can simulate
    a back-end with Postman’s Mock Service –
    Ok Huge is kinda plain. You could look at Yahoo’s home page and note how they create news titles to grab people to open the links.
    You might try adding a video or a related picture or two
    to get readers excited about what you’ve written. In my opinion, it could bring your posts a little bit more interesting.

  18. random says:

    You really make it seem really easy along with your presentation however I to find this
    matter to be actually something which I feel I might never understand.
    It kind of feels too complex and very broad for me. I’m taking a look forward on your next put up,
    I will attempt to get the hold of it!

  19. Pretty nice post. I simply stumbled upon your blog
    and wanted to mention that I have really loved browsing your blog posts.
    In any case I’ll be subscribing for your rss feed and I’m hoping you write again soon!

  20. Fantastic site. A lot of useful info here.
    I am sending it to a few friends ans also sharing in delicious.
    And certainly, thank you in your sweat!

  21. random says:

    Good blog post. I definitely love this site. Stick with it!

  22. Maura says:

    I used to be recommended this web site through my cousin. I am not
    sure whether this publish is written by means of him as nobody else recognize such precise about
    my trouble. You’re wonderful! Thank you!

  23. Indiana says:

    My partner and I stumbled over here coming from a different web
    page and thought I should check things out. I
    like what I see so now i’m following you. Look forward to finding out about your web page for a second time.

  24. We sat in an alcove all by ourselves and were looking out onto an area
    of the bar. I had lost about seven pounds besides
    the loss of my tit while recovering and my breast swayed now.

  25. mink lashes says:

    I am sure this piece of writing has touched all the internet viewers, its really really good post on building up new web site.

  26. Thank you for your article post.Thanks Again. Awesome.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *