Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Tools to see REST API in action, part of Learning REST APIs.
- [Instructor] All right, enough talk.…Let's take a look at a REST-API in action.…To do this, we first need a REST-API to interact with…and here at the onset we'll use a public Sandbox REST-API.…There are several of these REST-APIs available…for free on the web.…In this example, I'll be using the one you see here…called REQ/RES.…You can find it at reqres.in.…Let's start by making a basic GET request…to see the root of this REST-API.…Most of these public REST-APIs have extensive documentation…on how to use them and REQ/RES is no exception.…
If you scroll down on the front page of the service,…you'll find a list of a bunch of different requests…you can send and it also models the request responses,…so you can see exactly what's going on.…Here we have a GET request for list users.…This is what the actual request looks like,…it gets a 200 response, meaning everything works properly,…and here's the data that's returned.…You can switch to single user…and you can see the data changes.…You can go single user not found…
- What is a REST API?
- Who or what interacts with REST APIs?
- Anatomy of a REST request
- HTTP status messages
- Request/response pairs
- GET, POST, and DELETE
Skill Level Beginner
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