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Learn what an API is by using one

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Learn what an API is by using one

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You might have heard the word API before. But what does it mean? What is an API? When should you use one? And how do they work? We will go through this together and learn. And you also get to use one.

📆 16th May
⏱ 15-15.15 Mingel
15.15-16.15 Workshop
16.15 - AW (After-Workshop), stay and hang with us and all the new people you've gotten to know, there will be snacks and some drinks

📍 Platform6 Tampere

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46elks

## Introduction
We will during this workshop cover what, when and how to use an API by actually using one. Along the way we will also mention a lot of terminology that might be new to some, and familiar to others. We will also be looking at some helpful resources that you could use afterwards to dive deeper in to the world of APIs.

### Preparations

  • Download and install the POSTman app (you do not have to create an account on POSTman, it works fine with just the app)
  • Create an account at https://46elks.com/register/platform6-ws

### Why and when use APIs?

  • Open up access to data
  • Automation
  • Layer on top of complexity

### Terminology

  • url
  • request
  • response
  • status codes
  • docs
  • GET & POST
  • Authentication
  • format (json, xml, other)
  • Open data
  • www-formurl-encoded
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