I do tutorials. Lots of them (check out my 2018 publications).
Sometimes the tutorial involves a REST or SOAP interface. And I get questions like, “Stevie baby, why you use SoapUI? Postman is so much nicer!”
First, I’ve used SoapUI for years, and I really like it (warts and all).
Second, it’s free and open source.
I absolutely DESPISE sites that make me sign up for anything in order to use their products. When I run across stuff like this, it makes me want to grind my teeth.
Why Postman does this is not lost on me. Creating software is an expensive endeavor. I totally get it.
But, if I have another choice, I’ll exercise it rather than give these companies my email address (which almost immediately increases the already hefty amount of spam I get).
I’m not arguing for or against this type of signup-to-use-our-product shannanigans. I’m simply answering the question I was asked: why don’t I use Postman as a REST client?
Now you know.
What do you think? Leave me a comment. Thanks for reading!