Hello and welcome to Day 3!
In today’s video we’re going to be learning about Postman. If you’ve tried working with APIs before then you definitely might have come across this tool.
Quite simply, Postman gives us a great Graphical User Interface to work with APIs and makes the process quite a lot simpler by covering some of the logistics we might have to do if we try to work with APIs on our own. It’s really user friendly and certainly a great tool to have in your arsenal if you plan to work with APIs.
Postman can however be a bit constrained and doesn’t allow for the same customization that writing, which is why it’ll only be a stop along the way.
Here’s a link to the Meraki Postman Library we discuss in the video:
That’ll be all for our intro to Meraki APIs. I highly recommend going through this article to cement everything we’ve just covered over the last 3 days as it summarizes everything you’ll need to know from here on out.
From tomorrow we’ll start focusing on Python, which sounds daunting but we’ll make it simple by taking things slow.