Once the API is working, can I leave it on postman

Once I have tested and get my APIs working, can I leave them on Postman for ongoing traffic?

I want to know if Postman is a long term solution, or just for testing

Hey @storycollab :wave:

Welcome to the Postman Community! :postman:

I’m not really sure what you mean by can I leave them on Postman for ongoing traffic - Can you explain that in more detail, please?

I’d like to think that as you have been testing, you have been building out a Collection with the different requests/scenarios. That can be reused in a number of different ways after your initial testing.

Some of those could be:

  • Use the Collection Runner to test those endpoints using different datasets
  • Create a Monitor to periodically check the health of those endpoints
  • Use the Collection on a CI/CD tool with the Postman CLI as part of a build pipeline
  • Run Performance Tests using the Collection
  • Use the Collection as the living documentation of your API, utilising all of the different features to add descriptions and usage information about the endpoints
  • Other members of your team could Fork that collection and work collaboratively, pushing new changes to the main Collections via our Pull Request and Merging features
  • And many more reasons…

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