How To Work With And Build APIs

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Class

How To Work With And Build APIs

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Class

About this class

The API revolution is upon us. Salesforce made more than $1.5 billion from selling their API services. FourSquare's location and venue API receives more than 75 million requests per day.

APIs (Application Programming Interface) allows your application to access the services and leverage the existing technologies of companies. APIs are how you connect your application to Facebook, Google, Pinterest, Instagram, Tesla, and thousands of other companies. By truly understanding how APIs work, you open the door to a whole new world of possibilities: the world becomes your playground.

In this 2 hour workshop, we’ll discuss in depth how APIs work, and you’ll also have the opportunity to build your own API!

Takeaways

  • Have a clear understanding on how APIs work, and why they are increasingly prevalent
  • Know how the HTTP protocol works
  • Understand the RESTful architecture when designing APIs
  • Format data using JSON or XML
  • Know how to approach integrating your application with existing APIs (Facebook’s Social Login, Google Maps, Instagram Photos, etc.)
  • Use MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express JS, Angular JS, Node JS) to build your own API

Prereqs & Preparation

Some level of programming experience is preferred, but not required.

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