Introduction to Web APIs

Introduction to Web APIs
Introduction to Web APIs
English | MP4 | AVC 1280×720 | AAC 48KHz 2ch | 1h 01m | 224 MB

The term “API,” much like “the cloud,” is often thrown around in casual technical conversation. If you’re familiar with the term—but a bit fuzzy on the specifics of how application programming interfaces (APIs) work—then this course is for you. In plain language, instructor Andrew Probert covers the essentials of this core piece of modern web development, explaining what APIs are and how to use them to quickly incorporate data into your websites. Throughout the course, Andrew focuses on consuming and getting data from APIs. He also goes over the basics of associated technologies and skills, such as JSON and object-oriented programming, and shows how to handle errors you might encounter when trying to get data from an API.

Topics include:

  • What is an API?
  • Parsing data
  • Working with objects
  • Connecting to APIs using jQuery methods and Fetch
  • Working with an API
  • Authentication with an API key
  • Handling errors
Table of Contents

1 What is an API
2 What you should know
3 What to expect from this course
4 APIs in plain English
5 The request and response cycle
6 What is JSON
7 Parsing data
8 Working with objects
9 Connect to an API using XMLHttpRequest
10 Connect to an API using jQuery methods
11 Connect to an API using Fetch
12 API documentation
13 Make a request to the API
14 Filter responses with parameters
15 Access data in the response
16 Use the response data in HTML
17 Loop through the response data
18 Authentication with an API key
19 Make a request to the Giphy API
20 Filter response with parameters
21 Access data in the response
22 Use the response data in HTML
23 Response status codes
24 How to handle errors
25 Next steps