I work from home over crappy satellite internet which makes my VPN unstable, so there are times when I’ll end up disconnecting multiple times a day. Normally this isn’t a problem, however, with the latest 8.x updates I can’t bloody work on ANYTHING in Postman because I’m not online. I mean seriously, I can’t even change the request body? If I wanted to have to be online to use Postman, I’d sign into the web version.
I’m the ONLY open-source developer in my department, which means collaboration is virtually non-existent. If I don’t care one whit about collaborating with other people, why on Earth would I want to be FORCED to use some “collaboration mode” that REQUIRES me to be online?
Do none of you guys use local Docker containers to run dev APIs? I don’t care if I can’t get to yahoo.com when I’m trying to test a local server!
Not allowing me to make edits to my tests is not actually helpful, guys.
Knowingly forcing users to jump through hoops to try to get back expected application behavior isn’t helpful either.
Why do we have to do this? Why was this backwards-incompatible regression allowed as a feature? This is a serious UI/UX faux pas when during NORMAL operation we suddenly lose access to our existing data. Even worse, instead of having a nice little button that says “hey, would you like to import your existing stuff into the scratchpad?”, we ALL have to go through the SAME annoying import/export mechanism nonsense to keep our code, and THEN do it all over again to get it back up into a usable workspace. It’s the same steps each time, so why the heck do we have to deal with this manually?
- USERS should be able to make the choice between personal/collaborative workspaces.
- USERS should be the ones to decide whether or not our tests should be backed up to the cloud.
- USERS should be able to work locally offline without having to manually juggle importing/exporting collections and re-setting up environments/variables
Postman is awesome. Getting new features in Postman is awesome. Having tools to make it easier to work with remote peers is also awesome.
Being unilaterally forced to use this new mandatory “always online” paradigm with no say so, especially when it only makes my job harder, is most definitely the exact opposite of awesome.