Postman is one of the best tool for API developers to test and develop APIs. It is available for Linux, Windows and MacOS. Postman provides API development tools to its users to design and mock, debug, test, document, monitor, and publish your APIs in a single software. The free version is best for individuals & small teams members. The pro version is for teams up to 50 users and it cost $8/user/month. Enterprise is $18/user/month with some advanced features and support.
Using Postman you can design APIs with OpenAPI, RAML, and Swagger schemas and it comes with versioning tools for yoy APIs. You can add mock servers, documentation, and environments to your APIs. Some other features are API Monitoring like API uptime, responsiveness, and correctness and automated testing tools to easily set up automated tests.
Install Postman on Ubuntu:
Postman is officially available as snap package for Ubuntu. Installation is very simple, just open your terminal app. type the below command and press the enter key to run the command.
sudo snap install postman
Type your Ubuntu password and hit enter key. It will start the installation of Postman API Testing and Development tool on your Ubuntu system.
After the successful installation Postman, run the below code in terminal to start it.
You can also start postman from Ubuntu gnome dock. For that click the show applications in the Ubuntu Gnome dock and type Postman in the search box and click Postman to open it. For Unity you can search Postman from Ubuntu dash.
If you want to test Postman release candidate, beta and edge versions then use the below commands to install it.
Postman release candidate:
sudo snap install postman --candidate
sudo snap install postman --beta
sudo snap install postman --edge