JavaScript AJAX Basics (retiring) AJAX and APIs What Is an API?

Nicholas Wallen
Nicholas Wallen
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Was Flickr a thing in 2014, or does Treehouse just have some sort of partnership with them?

It's mentioned quite a few times over several of the courses I have taken here. Just curious.

Dave StSomeWhere
Dave StSomeWhere
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My guess is that it is just an available service that provides free API endpoints with pictures that makes for a pretty good teaching example.

Also, it might of been a fairly popular cloud based pic store back in the day (not sure because I didn't use it).

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
177,695 Points

I was never a user either, but what I heard of it made it seem popular. Is it not still popular, and is there a similar newer service that is popular today?

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Andrew Stelmach
Andrew Stelmach
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I've been a paid member of Flickr for years - it's a photo website, essentially. Why not just take a look?

Andrew Stelmach
Andrew Stelmach
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You don't need any special partnership with them to use their API.