Charles Jones1,415 Points
What is an API?
I am a manual tester - just trying to learn the basics of APIs. Unsure what processes I should take or what methods are best available to utilize/learn from?
If anyone has any information that would help - I'd love to take a look.
Peter VannTreehouse Moderator 35,350 Points
Typically, an API is just a website endpoint that provides organized data, often in JSON format or as returned by a database query.
Keep in mind, many APIs require some kind of credentials to access, such as an API Key and/or Access Token,
So as to not reinvent the wheel, I'll provide some links:
https://rapidapi.com/blog/most-popular-api/ (Great Examples)
I use #2 (OpenWeatherMap) from the link above here:
https://www.moneyband.org/news.php (Used in the "Monterey Weather Stats" section.)
Also, a very simple example of an API is this (no creds required):
https://teamtreehouse.com/charlesjones7.json (Returns JSON data for your Treehouse stats)
I hope that helps.
Stay safe and happy coding!