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Four tips for better collections in API development
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Four tips for better collections in API development



Richard Harris Richard Harris in API Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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API Development tips and tricks to make your collections the best that they can be from Postman.

Whether your collections are for testing or documentation, collections are a way for humans to collaborate. A good collection clearly describes the behavior and usage of your API. These 2 types of collections typically have a different audience, are written by different authors and will contain different content. For these reasons, it’s a good practice to maintain separate collections for testing and documentation.

Follow these four tips for best practices:

  • Stay clean and tidy: Use folders to group together related requests or demonstrate a specific workflow. Secondary folders can then be nested under primary folders.

  • Include a quickstart: Include a quickstart somewhere in the collection and include a table for any required variables.

  • Explain authorization: Be explicit about the process so developers can easily roll it into their own apps.

  • Stay up to date: After making changes, refresh the collection to be shared so users will be importing the latest version.

In a recent blog post by Postman, they describe in more detail the some ways that you can follow in order to make your collections the best.

Read more: http://blog.getpostman.com/2018/03/08/the-good-col...

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