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A Painless Intro to APIs: How to Use, Integrate, & Benefit



medium bookmark / Raindrop.io | If you work even remotely near the web dev industry, you’re 100% sure to hear these three infamous letters: API. They get thrown around by n00bs and experts alike: “Why do I have to make an API call? Does it have a number?” “A simple call to this third party API will do the trick here.” “We’ll build you a RESTful API; making sure your new system plays well with other services.” While APIs may first seem intimidating, they can literally change your life as