Use Twilio, Slack, and Stripe to learn how APIs work
Find out when this interactive five lesson series is available.
APIs Make You More Powerful
just did my first API call through the terminal with cURL and I feel like a god
— Matthew Vernon (@dApp_boi) August 24, 2017
You’re looking to create more with technology.
And you know APIs can help you build quickly and do more.
But there’s a lot standing in your way:
- You don’t understand API documentation
- You don’t know about REST, JSON, or OAuth
- You don’t know how to connect a Webhook to a server to get data
On top of that, you’re a casual coder (at best). And you don’t have time to start at the very beginning.
Move Faster with Popular APIs
Hands on APIs for Casual Coders uses APIs like Twilio, Slack, and Stripe to teach important concepts. It includes five short lessons that are quick and fun.
- How to send an SMS with Twilio
And what API requests, responses, and authentication look like
- How to pull your charges from Stripe
And convert that JSON into a CSV, Excel, etc
- How to post a message with a Slack bot
And how OAuth and access tokens work
- How to convert a street address to Google Maps coordinates
And the difference between XML and JSON
- How to receive a phone call from Twilio
And set up a server to consume the webhook–and what exactly is a webhook anyway?
These five lessons will be available very soon. Be one of the first to get hands-on with APIs.
Your API Guide
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