Week 10: JavaScript and APIs

April 9, 2019

Today we will be using what we learned about JavaScript and jQuery to pull live data from other websites and databases using an API (Application Programming Interface). Pretty much every App or Website is pulling data from another service through an API. We will specifically focusing on APIs for Open WeatherMapbox and Giphy.

Lecture

API Examples Code

In Class / Homework

Explore the world of APIs. Think of a website or topic that you are interested in and try and find an open API where you can pull that data into your own website.

Start to think about what you want to build for your final project. This can be an interactive version of your midterm, a website around your personal data or a creative way to use data from APIs.