Archive for the ‘api’ Category

Extracting Website Data and Creating APIs with WrapAPI

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Today, almost all services we use have some sort of API. Some web applications are even built from API points alone, being passed to some kind of front-end view. If you're a consumer of a service that provides an API, you'll sometimes need more feature...

Foxhound

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As of WordPress 4.7 (December 2016), WordPress has shipped with a JSON API built right in. Wanna see? Hit up this URL right here on CSS-Tricks. There is loads of docs for it. That JSON API can be used for all sorts of things. I think APIs are often tho...

Dealing with Asynchronous APIs in Server-rendered React

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If you've ever made a basic React app page, it probably suffered from poor SEO and performance issues on slower devices. You can add back traditional server-side rendering of web pages, typically with NodeJS, but this isn't a straightforward process, e...

Creating a Static API from a Repository

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When I first started building websites, the proposition was quite basic: take content, which may or may not be stored in some form of database, and deliver it to people's browsers as HTML pages. Over the years, countless products used that simple model...

Making Your First API Call with HelloSign

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In just 5 minutes, we’ll show you how to start signing documents on your own website using the HelloSign API. Learn more about how else HelloSign could help you through HelloSign’s quick start documents. Continue reading %Making Your First API Call...

How to Master Your API Workflow with Postman

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Building good APIs is hard, and anyone who had the chance to do so can relate to this. A project can easily grow to become a mess. One can keep trying to adopt an approach to make it more enjoyable, like trying a documentation-first workflow, but somet...

Improving Conversations using the Perspective API

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I recently came across an article by Rory Cellan-Jones about a new technology from Jigsaw, a development group at Google focused on making people safer online through technology. At the time they'd just released the first alpha version of what they cal...

Hello, Laravel? Communicating with PHP through SMS!

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In this article, we will modify our Laravel-powered phone-capable weather forecast app so that it is accessible via SMS (text message) in addition to the voice telephone system. It is recommended you read the previous post if you haven't done so yet - ...

Hello, Laravel? Communicating with PHP through Phone Calls!

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Twilio is a SaaS application which enables developers to build telephone applications using web technologies. In this two-part series, we will leverage Twilio to build a weather forecast app that is accessed using the telephone system. The backend wil...