if you spend much time playing with APIs, you may be interested in checking out Postman a desktop software for API development. Postman makes it easy to make, examine, and save complex queries, sorting out all the complexities of authentication, etc. It’s a great tool for a lone developer, but is particularly powerful when used by a team as you can share environments across the team (either publicly or privately). It is a powerful tool to increase developer productivity.
Here’s a screenshot of the Postman client:
We do our best to keep our API as simple as possible, there are many that are far more complex. Still, we know some developers like working in Postman, and as such I am delighted to announce we have a new tutorial for accessing our geocoding API in Postman. With a few screenshots it quickly takes you through the steps to access a “collection” (an example query) we have published.
You can find a direct link to the tutoral (and tutorials and libraries for many other programming languages) on our libraries page.
If Postman isn’t your cup of tea, you might be better served by just playing with our live demo page.
Happy geocoding, whichever client you are using to access our API