The Basics of APIs

Get to know the basics of web APIs. How they work and why they matter. Quickly learn to use the Twilio and Stripe API.
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  • Lectures 16
  • Contents Video: 2 hours
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  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2013 English

Course Description

An application-programming interface (API) is a set of programming instructions and standards for accessing a Web-based software application or Web tools. A software company releases its API to the public so that other software developers can design products that are powered by its service. 

Learn how to take advantage of all the great APIs out there, starting with the Twilio API and the Stripe API. Both are great tools to help you power up your web development skills quickly. 

What are the requirements?

  • None

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn what in an API is and how you can use it
  • Find out how to get started with Twilio and Stripe using their APIs
  • Learn to power your web application and connect with these robust web services

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in web development and APIs

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Curriculum

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Section 1: The Stripe API
Introduction
02:27
Chatting With Saikat
08:49
Prerequisites
03:58
Setting Up
02:03
The Stripe Button
28:09
Error Handling
06:54
Wrapping it up
09:44
Section 2: The Twilio API
Introduction
05:54
The Queue
04:06
Prerequisites
02:06
The Queue Demo
12:05
Getting A Twilio Number
10:21
Making An Agent Number
08:02
What's Next?
09:20
Thank You.
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