OpenWeatherMap API in Postman

How to use Postman to test the OpenWeatherMap API:
1. First go to the OpenWeatherMap website, click on ‘Subscribe’ under ‘Current weather data’ and sign up for a free API key:
2. Then when you are logged in, navigate to the API Keys tab:
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3. My key is not showing above, but you would want to copy that key.

4. To learn more on how to use the API key in OpenWeatherApp, you can go here:
http://www.openweathermap.com/appid#use

To make an API call (directions in the URL above), use this example:
http://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/forecast/city?id=524901&APPID={APIKEY}

Where {APIKEY} should be replaced with the key you copied in step 3.

5. Open Postman and past the whole URL into the GET ‘Enter request URL’ field like so:
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You’ll be able to see the object result.

Read more here.

Really helpful intro to API’s.

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