Creating a Postman Collection for Sitecore Send (Moosend)

When working with various REST APIs it’s nice to be able to manage your sample and test requests in a single location. In a previous post, I introduced the Sitecore CDP REST APIs and shared my Postman collection. In this post, I will show you how to create a collection for Sitecore Send (Moosend). The good news Moosend provides an API Blueprint specification available here. However, you are not able to import this document directly into Postman. In this post, I will show you how you can convert this Blueprint spec so it can be imported into postman and automatically generate a collection of requests for testing and development with Moosend.

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Handy Chrome Dev Tools, I never knew existed!

1. Capture and Replay HTTP API Requests

Using the Network tab in Chrome Dev tools you can capture a request paste it into the console, modifying as required, and then run it, here are the steps:

  1. Click on the Network tab.
  2. Locate the request you would like to re-run.
  3. Right click on the request Copy -> Copy as fetch.
  4. Paste the request into the console and edit if required i.e changing parameters id submitting details to an api etc.
  5. Simply run the modified request.

2. Emulate CSS print media type

While working on a site requiring specific printed media styling you need to be able to easily view the styled markup during development. Thankfully chrome, ff, safari, and edge have built-in dev tools to support this. Here is how to achieve this with Chrome:

  1. With Google Chrome open, press F12 on your keyboard to open Dev Tools.
  2. Click on the menu at the top right – (Customize and Control DevTools).
  3. Select More Tools -> Rendering this will open the rending window.
  4. Scroll down to the Emulate CSS media type option and Select Print from the emulation dropdown.

Who Knew!! “¯\_(ツ)_/¯“

Jira Sprint Dashboard

If you are using Jira for managing your backlog and tracking bugs then a Jira Dashboards is a must-have. Dashboards provide an excellent way to quickly track progress and easily gain valuable insights into the progress/health of your sprint. A well-crafted dashboard will help your daily scrum or other sprint ceremony meetings, to stay focused and help ensure meetings are run efficiently and effectively. Maybe even give you back some minutes in your day.

Dashboards Gadgets

Each dashboard can contain multiple gadgets for displaying information contained in Jira. There is a range of different gadgets available pre-installed with additional gadgets that can be added. Some of the most useful gadgets I use are the pie chart and filtered results.

  • Filtered Result – Displays the results of an issue filter driven by a search query and allows you quickly see results of important queries. So you can create any search query and have those results rendered in your dashboard.
  • Pie Chart – Displays issues from a project or issue filter, grouped by a statistic type, in pie-chart format. Issues can be grouped by any statistic type (e.g. Status, Priority, Assignee, etc).
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