The project for this course uses data from an API that requires use of an API key to receive data. This video walks through how to sign up for a free account for the service, obtain an API key, and store it in a convenient place for use while coding.
- [Instructor] The videos in this course make use…of data from OpenWeatherMap.org.…Data requests from this service require an API key…which is a unique identifier that…associates you with a request coming in.…The service provides a limited amount of data…for free and by having your own key you can ensure…that you stay below the limit of free requests.…To do this you need to sign up for an account…with OpenWeatherMap.org and obtain an API key…which you will use when creating…your Ajax requests for data.…
So let's set that up now, OpenWeatherMap.org…makes weather information available under a creative commons…license, data is free for up to 60 requests per minute…which will work fine for this course.…It's only more intensive uses…that require a paid subscription.…To get an API key go to OpenWeatherMap.org…in your browser and in the menu click API.…This page documents the terms as well as endpoints…you can hit with your Ajax requests.…
Click the API key link then on the page that opens…click the sign up button.…And in the create new account box create a unique user name…
- Replacing jQuery Ajax requests with Fetch requests
- Implementing data binding
- Replacing simple animations
- Ensuring backwards compatibility