Join Joseph Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Uncovering Google Cloud APIs, part of Up and Running with Cloud Service APIs.
…To take advantage of any cloud service APIs,…you need hard coding details to implement them.…In this lesson, I'll discuss some strategies for…discovering what APIs might be available for your use.…First off, you'll of course want to map out exactly…what your application requires as you determine its functionality.…This is typically done in a product requirement document or something similar.…The PRD outlines desired features as well as possible implementation…routes, which could mean working with a cloud service API.…
This has major implications for both timeline and cost analysis, although one…can't make an absolute across the board statement in terms of resource efficiency.…It generally makes sense to incorporate or at least investigate…using an API as an alternative to achieve certain goals.…And that brings us to the next point.…You have to always allow for the possibility of an API existence.…In a similar way that, when tracking down an illusive bug, I always assume others…will have had the same problem, and I can search the web for an answer.…
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