APIs, Mashups and Compound Web Services

Many web companies make their data available to developers through Application Programmers Interfaces or APIs. This data may be merged with that of others to create Mashups or complex web sevices that offer facilities the different providers do not offer themselves.

 

APIs are usually free for non commercial use. They are however subject different usage terms. You will need to agree to these before you get an 'API Key' that most require,

 

These pages show the following information

  • Making requests using ReST interfaces
  • Getting data back as XML, JSON, etc
  • Integrating the results into pages
  • Complex applications using AJAX and JQuery.

Looking for examples?

Picture of a Puppy. What's not to like? The working examples for the module will be made available when ready. See CM0655: Sample Solutions

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