Use Postman’s API testing features to continuously test application UI.

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Postman is a tool commonly used to work with APIs. It provides an easy way to make HTTP calls and run scripts during various phases of the request. We can leverage these features for continuous and automated UI testing.

This article outlines a few ways of using Postman to test various aspects of a UI viz. performance, functionality, security, integrity and accessibility. We will also look at how to run these tests periodically and get notified about the results.

0. Setup and Postman Primer


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Software developer at Postman

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