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APIs

Oliver Bartoszek
Oliver Bartoszek
2,273 Points

REST API BASICS: Client Side Course

Hi, I'm having trouble finding a course that will help me learn how to use APIs with Javascript or PHP from the client side. For example, if I wanted to learn how to access Instagram or Soundcloud's API and then display the information on my website.

I feel this should be something that is pretty common but i did a thorough search and can't seem to find anything that covers the fundamentals.. am i missing something?

thanks!

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,968 Points

Did you mean server side?

JavaScript might be either, but if I understand correctly, PHP is pretty much only a server-side language.

I'm not familiar with the PHP courses here, but I can say this is covered in the C# courses that I have taken, which is also a server-side language. I remember a project involving fetching data from a weather API, and another that used a sports data API. But you may not want to study C# just to learn API access.

I also recall a JavaScript course exercise that involved fetching student data from Treehouse itself. Sorry but I don't remember which course that was. But the AJAX Basics course has a stage titled "AJAX and APIs". And the Node.js Basics course has exercises involving creating a program to work with a weather API.

Oliver Bartoszek
Oliver Bartoszek
2,273 Points

thanks for your response Steven..

i realize i may not have done the best job describing what i meant, but i think i found what i was looking for. there is one course called 'Using the Github API with PHP'. i have no clue which Track it is part of, but it seems to cover a lot of what i was hoping for like making RESTful requests, Authenticating with OAuth, etc..

gonna start with the PHP basics and then give it a try.

cheers! ^_^