API Client Building Blocks

As I study the API space, and profile the companies, services, and tooling I come across I'm always looking for the common building blocks in use across API operations. These are derived the features, and valuable elements of API operations, and the companies who are servicing this particular area of the API space.

  • Request Editor
    • Request URL Editor -
    • Request Headers Editor -
    • Cookies Manager -
    • Request Method Manager -
    • Request Body Editor -
  • Authentication
    • Basic Auth -
    • Digest Auth -
    • OAuth 1.0 -
    • OAuth 2.0 -
  • Environment
    • Separate Environments -
    • Saved Variables -
  • Response Viewer
    • Save Requests -
    • XML Viewer -
    • JSON Viewer -
    • RAW Viewer -
    • Search -
  • Organization
    • Collections -
    • Templates -
    • Clone Requests -
    • Record -
    • Replay -
    • Keyboard Shortcuts -
    • History -
    • Teams -
  • Import / Export
    • Import OpenAPI Spec -
    • Import API Blueprint -
    • Import RAML -
    • Import Postman -
    • Export Postman -
    • Export OpenAPI Spec -
    • Export API Blueprint -
    • Export RAML -
  • Tooling
    • Command Line -
    • Codegen -
    • Proxy -
    • Extensions -

These building blocks are constantly being added to and reorganized. If there is something you think should be here feel free to let me know. Remember that this represents my living research, and will evolve, expand and actually seed new research areas as I find the time to pay attention to API testing.