1 May, 2017
How to Install the Postman Native App in Ubuntu 16.04
Up until now,
curl was my main method of interacting with the server APIs I write. But at @krjackson’s advice, I decided to give Postman a try. I was not disappointed. (For those that aren’t initiated, Postman is an awesome tool for developing, monitoring, and testing APIs.) I’m now steadily building a collection of saved API requests as we build out Blue Matador’s predictive alerting engine, smart agent, and intuitive dashboards for monitoring log data. I love Postman, and recommend it to anyone who’s still a slave to
curl (I’m looking at you, @mbarlocker).
There’s a catch though.
Postman recommends installing its native app, but there wasn’t any documentation for installing it on Ubuntu — just a download link. So, in order to make it easier for fellow Ubuntu users to start with Postman, here are some quick commands to get set up!
As a bonus, here’s a command to create an Unity desktop file for your launcher. After you create the file, logout and then log back in, you’ll be able to search for “Postman” in your Unity launcher to start up the Postman app.
Now you’ve got Postman installed to help you with your API development needs. Now you need centralized logging to keep track of your API calls in production.
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