The Basics of APIs
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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.
3.1 (221 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
32,528 students enrolled
Created by General Assembly
Last updated 3/2013
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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Requirements
  • None
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. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in web development and APIs
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Thank You.
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