Are you a creative or entrepreneur that wishes you could speak tech with your web development team? Sure, you’ve heard about APIs, but maybe you’re not totally sure what they are?
In this class we’ll learn all about APIs: what they are; and how to get started using them! Later on we’ll look at some code and live data from both Facebook and Twilio.
Hey, what’s an API?
Here’s an example: have you ever heard someone say something like, “The NY Times has an API we can use.”? What they are saying is “The NY Times has some data that you can freely access and use in your project.”
In addition to that, the term API can also refer to apps that write and process data on our behalf. We’ll cover this, and much more!
Who Is this Class For?
This class is made for the total beginner. If you’re looking to learn about APIs you’re in the right place. If you’re a developer looking to query some API data, we’ll be providing you with code examples to take home.
Maybe you’re new to APIs? Or you’ve had one of the IT guys in your office try to explain this to you before, but to no avail? I totally get it, and so I’ve designed this class with you in mind.
What I’ve found is that the best way to learn the concepts of programming is to actually write some code yourself. (Much like how we learn a foreign language – you have to use the knowledge). If you’re not a developer, you should still be able to follow along with the code examples because we’ll break down the logic step-by-step. Basically what I’m saying is… that we’ll learn by doing here.