I’m new to this forum and have only used Postman for very basic tasks. Or, really, only one task: making an API call (GET or POST) for testing purposes. I’d love to learn a bit about what’s the most useful features of Postman aside from this basic usage where you paste the URL and hit send.
If your scenario has already been listed as an answer, feel free to just to that.
Adding Test scripts to the collection/folder level (some common assertions)
As I always say, Dynamic variables are my all time fav
Monitoring the collection
If I see any interesting API documentation, I blindly start a collection in Postman and would love to see the responses. Of course, I am not a developer but I love to build the requests using the API documentation in Postman in my free-time. Recently I came across an application what3words. I felt this is interesting, so I started building my Postman collection. So if you give your latitude and longitude this will give you random three letter word for your address, for eg: ///activism.shuffle.snore
You can see this collection in my public workspace here.
Like @bpricilla, I’m also a huge fan of the Dynamic Variables - Super useful.
Also, adding elements (Auth, Scripts, Tests) to the Collection and Folder levels help with duplication of code at the request level.
All the different ways to use the methods from the pm.* API are also super cool - The common ones being getting and setting variables but actions like setting request headers or changing the request body in the pre-requests can be very helpful too
I could go on and on and on about the features I love but looking forward to hearing more from other people…
This is also a great post by Tristan Denyer, an engineering manager at Postman, about some personal favourites: