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What Is an API? w/ Pratham

Recorded:
March 24, 2022
Released:
April 6, 2022
Modified:
April 6, 2022

Learning APIs is a crucial skill for web developers to learn. They're commonly used to deliver content to websites from remote and local resources. They can empower entire platforms with vast databases of knowledge or be as simple as a connection to a CMS. This week Matt and Mike sat down with Pratham to discuss everything APIs including his new job at RapidAPI.

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Show Notes

What is HTML All The Things

HTML All The Things is a web development podcast and discord community which was started by Matt and Mike, developers based in Ontario, Canada.

The podcast speaks to web development topics as well as running a small business, self-employment and time management. You can join them for both their successes and their struggles as they try to manage expanding their Web Development business without stretching themselves too thin.

What's This One About?

Learning APIs is a crucial skill for web developers to learn. They're commonly used to deliver content to websites from remote and local resources. They can empower entire platforms with vast databases of knowledge or be as simple as a connection to a CMS. This week Matt and Mike sat down with Pratham to discuss everything APIs including his new job at RapidAPI.

Guest Introduction

Pratham is no stranger to the show and has recently joined RapidAPI as a developer advocate. His insights from inside one of the largest API companies help break down the barriers behind the tech that powers a big portion of the internet!

Pratham's Twitter
RapidAPI Twitter
RapidAPI

Show Notes

  • What is an API?
  • When do developers typically reach for API level integrations?
  • What are some challenges when using APIs?
  • What are the different API types? (rest vs graphql)
  • How does RapidAPI help Web developers?
  • How can you leverage RapidAPI to create your own APIs?
  • How does RapidAPI provide better DX?

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