REST APIs

Get the most out of REST APIs by example, or build your own well-designed API. Even discover new APIs and how to interact with them regardless of language.

Working with XML tree data in Python

Make use of Python's native XML library to walk through and extract data

Life is filled with things we don't want to do; you're a developer so you probably understand this to a higher degree than most people. Sometimes we waste weeks of our lives thanks to an unreasonable and unknowledgeable stakeholder. Other times, we need to deal with XML trees.

At some point or another you're going to need to work with

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Jun 19
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Preparing your AWS Project to Build an API

Get familiar with AWS as we set the stage to make something awesome

There comes a surreal moment in nearly every profession in which perspective is violently forced into our own self-awareness. People with cooler jobs probably have that moment when they save their first patient, or launch their first rocket. For me, the idea of building an API was this moment in software development. All those past blackboxes which spat out results

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May 06
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Python's Requests Library: Bring Your Scripts to the Web

Get familiar with what might become your most used Python library

Last episode we covered every programming noob's favorite 'A-ha' moment: making GET requests using AJAX. Stepping stones such as these can serve as great turning points in a career, but they also expose how little we still know. For instance, when we integrated the functional logic of APIs on the client side, we actually broke a cardinal rule: storing and

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May 01
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Make Your First API Calls with JQuery AJAX

Beginner's guide to consuming endpoints via Frontend Javascript

The information age is over: we have all the information now. All of it. We're in a unique place in human history where we've somehow managed to mine more data than we know what to do with... and a lot of that data is easily accessible via APIs.

We're going to get our feet wet with REST APIs today, thus

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toddJan 15
Apr 25
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