Postman and AsyncAPI join hands For Next Generation of APIs

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  • AsyncAPI has grown rapidly while offering an array of open source tooling that complements OpenAPI
  • AsyncAPI gains new resources to continue evolving its specifications, while Postman taps into expertise around event-driven and message-driven APIs

Postman has announced it is joining forces with AsyncAPI to develop the open source tools needed to build the next generation of APIs. With this, AsyncAPI gains new resources to continue evolving its specifications, while Postman taps into expertise around event-driven and message-driven APIs.

They said, ” Postman continued to increase its own adoption of—and commitment to—the OpenAPI Specification in 2020, positioning it as one possible source of truth for HTTP APIs that are developed on the Postman platform.”

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Postman is continuing this effort by increasing its support of AsyncAPI. The company said that AsyncAPI has grown rapidly while offering an array of open source tooling that complements OpenAPI—applying the same base syntax, but going even further to allow for describing event- and message-driven APIs using HTTP, TCP, MQTT, and other protocols. . This will empower Postman’s community of users to define and deliver APIs using a mix of protocols and patterns, while also being able to consistently document, mock, test, and deliver full lifecycle API management services.

Abhinav Asthana, Co-founder and CEO, Postman said, “As an indispensable tool in the toolbox of API producers and consumers, it just makes sense for Postman to invest in a future where the API toolbox is not just defined by OpenAPI, Swagger, RAML, GraphQL, and SOAP using HTTP 1.1; Postman also wants to expand that toolbox to include TCP, HTTP/2, HTTP/3, MQTT, AMQP, and message- or event-driven APIs as well. We want to create a more complete toolbox, and AsyncAPI is a big part of that.”

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