From today, whenever you go to look up the REST API docs for Jira Cloud, Jira Service Desk Cloud, Jira Software Cloud or Confluence Cloud, you will be given the option to open the REST API in Postman.
What is a “Postman”?
Postman is a tool that assists developers in making REST API calls to services.
This is extremely handy when you are about to build an integration with another service. It allows you to break down what the different APIs do, and figure out how your service will integrate with it.
Not to mention, the ability to debug services if something goes wrong!
How do I use it?
Pick a REST API:
Then follow these steps:
- Click “Run in Postman”
- Follow the dialog and fill in the fields.
- Click “Open Postman”
- In the new tab, click on “Postman for Mac”. If you don’t have the native client installed install it via Postman’s website. Note that the Chrome extension is deprecated.
- Wait for a little (magic)
- Start using Postman for Atlassian products.