If your Internet of Things (IOT) applications requires access to services in the cloud then you would probably have the need to install Postman for testing. In this post, I am going to share with you how to install Postman in your Windows machine.
We mostly use Postman in testing endpoint exposed as REST (Representation State Transfer) API. Using this tool we can test out the response of the API being called by our IOT projects.
To avoid any conflict in installation, close any other running applications that might be running in the background.
- Go to this link and download postman. Select your windows architecture if it is 32 bit or 64 bit. Once the download is finished double click it to start the installer.
2. Wait for the installation to finish. You can create a free account to access extra features but if you just wanted to test your REST API then just click the ‘Skip and go to the app” link.
To test out PostMan, click the followin “plus” sign
We will use the following site to test out fake rest api server.
We will use the following endpoint to get a list of fake posts
Place it in the text box then click the Search button
The following result will get displayed at the bottom of the screen
In this post I have discussed how to install Postman app in Windows. We will use this tool in future IOT projects that requires access to REST endpoint exposed by the internet or those that we are going to create ourselves.