- What is an API?
- Parsing data
- Working with objects
- Connecting to APIs using jQuery methods and Fetch
- Working with an API
- Authentication with an API key
- Handling errors
Skill Level Beginner
- The internet is home to countless web applications that have created a vast amount of data. And luckily for us, much of this data has been made available through the use of APIs. Let's say you want to add some sports data to your website. There's an API for that. You want to add funny GIFs, there's an API for that. Or if you want to add data about the best reviewed restaurants in your neighborhood, there's an API for that. APIs are a fundamental piece of how most web applications work today. But what exactly is an API and how do you use one? In this course, I'll explain the fundamentals of APIs and how they work. I'll break down APIs in simple terms and I'll demonstrate how you can get started working with APIs to incorporate data into a website quickly and easily. Hi, I'm Andrew Probert and I produce online training about web development. Join me in my LinkedIn Learning course to get started with web APIs.