Welcome to Postman 7.22! This one is packed with new features and improvements that we hope you will enjoy, here are some of the highlights:
- Support for RAML 1.0
- Guided tour of the API Builder
- Presence in workspaces
- Support for writing GraphQL schemas in JSON
- Various performance improvements
Support for RAML 1.0
We’re really excited to announce that Postman now supports writing RAML 1.0-type APIs. This new version brings a lot of new improvements including support for declaring Data Types, Libraries and Annotations, while also enhancing the way security schemas are written.
To get started, head on to the API Builder, create a new API, and select RAML 1.0 as the Schema type. You can either import your own schema file or start from a boilerplate that we generate for you.
Guided tour of the API Builder
Speaking of the API Builder… We’ve been adding new features since then it went GA a month ago, such as the ability to validate your API elements against your schema, but never really showed you what you could do with it. We’ve solved that by giving you the ability to get a feature tour straight from the app, to do so, head to the API tab and click on Start in the sidebar.
Presence in workspaces
After a week in Postman Canary, we’re very happy to release the Presence feature to the production app! Now, next to the workspace name, you can see the avatars of the users that belong to the same workspace as well as their status when you hover over them.
The list is limited to 3 avatars so for team workspaces with more than 3 numbers, an additional bubblehead indicating the total number of members will be available, and hovering on it will display the full member list along with their status.
Status can be either Active (currently present in the workspace) or Inactive (not active for at least a few minutes)
Support for writing GraphQL schemas in JSON
Well, this one is pretty self-explanatory, but nonetheless useful! You can now write your GraphQL schemas directly in JSON, no more SDL for you if JSON is what you’re used to. Head on straight to the create new API flow and select GraphQL as your Schema type and JSON as your format.
Alternatively, you can import your GraphQL schema directly in Postman as an API.
Various performance improvements
Last but not least, we’ve greatly improved the performance of the app for the following cases:
- Typing a URL when there are a lot of autocomplete suggestions
- Opening a new tab when multiple tabs are already open
- Downloading and saving large responses (3MB+)
- Using the environment quicklook menu
That’s it for the highlights! You can find the full release notes here and download the latest app to see all this by yourself here.
Enjoy and let us know what you think!