Learn How to Build Useful APIs
- Understand HTTP
In this course you will learn about APIs and RESTful APIs, and how they work. Learn how to design an API and learn how to plan and model your own APIs, and explore the six REST design constraints that help guide your architecture. API (Application Programming Interface) endpoints are the connections between your application and the rest of the developer community.
In this course you will learn about writing secure, developer-friendly APIs that will make your back-end application thrive and keep your users happy.
We’ll start with an overview, including advice on identifying the users or “participants” of your system, and the activities they might perform with it. We’ll then get into how to validate your design before you build it, and explores the HTTP concepts and REST constraints needed to build your API.
Finally, we’ll wrap up this course by covering common API design patterns you’ll have to deal with.
By the end of this course, you will have complete understanding and knowledge to produce useful APIs for your project.
This course is intended for software developers who use data in projects. It is also useful for data professionals who need to understand the methods of data exchange and how to interact with business applications.
Who this course is for:
- Software developers
- Data professionals
- Anyone interested in building APIs