Join Joseph Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Seeking federal job opportunities, part of Learning Cloud Service APIs.
…Getting a job, and at best, the right job, is a driving force in our culture.…And anything that makes finding a job easier, has got to be a good thing, right?…The US Government maintains a job bank with listings all over…the country in all different fields for all levels of government.…Federal, state, and local.…Best of all for app developers, they provide easy to…use API level access to all that information at no cost.…Let me show you how you get to it.…The primary page with details on the Jobs API, as it's known, can be found here.…
As with some other public sector APIs, you don't have to register as a developer.…And no API access key is required to query the job database.…The Jobs API works with a straightforward…get request, and returns results in JSON format.…Here's the base URL that you'll need.…http://api.usa.gov/jobs/search.json.…So, I'll copy that.…And, head over and create a new URL.…Paste that in.…
Now, there are seven valid parameters, and we'll cover them all in a bit.…But the most general of which is query.…
First, there are the popular Google cloud services and device-specific APIs for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Then there are APIs to connect to followers on platforms like Facebook and Twitter and even pull images from Flickr. For some really interesting data, Joe shows how to access corporate APIs from companies like Citrix and General Motors. (Imagine getting vehicle data straight from GM.) Last, he shows how to leverage public sector APIs and mine data from the national census, weather bureaus, and even federal job boards. Learn how to make your web projects stand out with cloud services.
- Working with Google Cloud APIs
- Connecting to mobile devices via APIs
- Interfacing with Facebook and managing a Twitter feed
- Utilizing the Google infrastructure in your own apps
- Working with the General Motors API
- Understanding public sector APIs