Plan, Build, Debug and Ship your next API
Take your API specification from Postman to Production
in under 30 minutes
An end-to-end guide on implementing an API from planning to production, including testing.
Get everything you need: Low-code IDE, database, step-by-step guide, code snippets, supporting material and a live production server.
Forget tooling. Forget infrastructure. Focus on delivering your API.
Building an API is difficult, but creating a high-quality one is even more difficult.
Our low-code approach uses Postman and Linx to deliver a flexible, comprehensive, fully documented, live API.
4 Steps to take an API definition from Postman to Production
1. Create your OpenAPI 3 specification
Define API specification
Use Postman to define your API in OpenAPI 3.0. Postman includes a schema editor that helps you construct and validate your schema.
2. Create the API
Add a REST Service and import the OpenAPI specification
Use the low-code Linx Designer to create a REST Service and import the OpenAPI specification to automatically create the API endpoints.
3. Implement the API logic
Implement the API logic Generate and run tests
Use the Linx Designer to implement the logic behind the endpoints. Common scenarios include calling databases, other APIs, or message queues. Generate tests in Postman and run them to validate the API.
4. Deploy to live server and test
1-click deploy to live server Run tests
Deploy your API to the Linx Server (cloud or on-premise) with a single click. Run your tests in Postman to validate the live API. Use the Linx Server management interface to manage your API and view metrics, logs, and history.
Deliver a rock-solid API at speed
API development is complex. We’ve built a process to make it easier
Quickly implement bespoke programming functionality and services
Security, message queues, databases – all included, just add your logic
Debug your logic in Linx, test your functionality in Postman
Host & manage —
LIVE API SERVER
Host your production API with the Linx Server
Built-in API observability and management
Automatically generate API documentation
Why use Linx?
Visual, but still programming
The Linx Designer is a visual IDE that allows you to program and debug at a higher level. Using Linx is no different from working with low-level programming, except that it involves larger components, more visual assistance, and lots of pre-made server-side functionality.
Extend & customise
Linx offers a wide range of pre-built programming components to interact with databases (SQL, Oracle, OLE DB, ODBC, Postgres, Mongo), files (XML, JSON, text, csv, PDF) and services (cryptography, message queues, timers) to integrate and extend your API.
With Linx, users can deploy directly to a dedicated server (on-premise or in the cloud). The Linx Server includes built-in monitoring, security, metrics, and logging as standard, allowing you to go from development to live deployment without worrying about cost, maintenance or additional infrastructure.
Take an OpenAPI specification, from Postman to live API
Postman and Swagger have revolutionized the way you design APIs. With Linx, you can now take your API definition directly into production.
Specification to live API
What you’ll get
By completing this form, you will download the Linx Designer (IDE). You will also receive a comprehensive guide, generic API specification and the relevant scripts to build and host a live API.
Can I connect to my database?
Linx can connect to MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MS SQL Server, Oracle, MongoDB, and any ODBC or OLE DB datasource.
Can I call other APIs?
Linx can call any REST or SOAP API and supports popular authentication schemes like OAuth2 and API key.
Can I use my own domain?
Yes. You can map your own domain name to APIs hosted by Linx.
Can I secure the API?
Yes. Linx supports popular authentication schemes like OAuth2 and API key.
Can I run my API on-premise?
Yes. Linx Server can be deployed on-premise.