Category: api

Introduction to the Fetch API

In this article, we’ll learn what the new Fetch API looks like, what problems it solves, and the most practical way to retrieve remote data inside your web page using the fetch() function. For years, XMLHttpRequest has been web developers’ trusted sidekick. Whether directly or under the hood, XMLHttpRequest has ena...

Extracting Website Data and Creating APIs with WrapAPI

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 features or find limits to what the API can offer. In this arti...

Foxhound

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 thought about in terms of using externally, like making the data availa...

Dealing with Asynchronous APIs in Server-rendered React

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, especially with asynchronous APIs. The two main benefits ...

Creating a Static API from a Repository

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 to offer all-in-one solutions for content management and deli...

Making Your First API Call with HelloSign

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 with HelloSign% ...

How to Master Your API Workflow with Postman

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 something always feels clumsy. I was trying out Postman lately, a tool w...

Improving Conversations using the Perspective API

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 call The Perspective API. It’s a machine learning tool that...

Building A Simple AI Chatbot With Web Speech API And Node.js

    Using voice commands has become pretty ubiquitous nowadays, as more mobile phone users use voice assistants such as Siri and Cortana, and as devices such as Amazon Echo and Google Home have been invading our living rooms. These ...

Hello, Laravel? Communicating with PHP through SMS!

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 – it’s a 10 minute read for an excellent outcome. N...