Web API for Beginners (using PostMan, Strapi CMS)


api for beginners

Your system must have the following applications

  • Node JS (To run npm scripts)
  • Postman (to test API URLs)
  • Dummy Json Server (to get fake JSON data)

Download and Install free Postman software to test the API.

First, you need a dummy API to test and learn.

Run the following code in the command prompt to install the JSON server

$ npm install -g json-server

Create a project folder. Inside the folder, create a file named “db.json” and paste the following code and save the file.

"employees": [
"id": 1,
"first_name": "Raj",
"last_name": "kumar",
"email": "[email protected]"
"id": 2,
"first_name": "Ram",
"last_name": "Saran",
"email": "[email protected]"
"id": 3,
"first_name": "Ventha",
"last_name": "Kumar",
"email": "[email protected]"

Open That folder in terminal and run the following code.

$ json-server --watch db.json

You will get the localhost path like this




Create a A REST API With Dummy JSON Server

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