I was pretty excited to learn about APIs. I knew going in that they have the ability to make things a little easier when it comes to acquiring data for your site. They can also make your site more dynamic and interesting. I also knew that APIs can kick your butt, since they’re not very easy.
It turns out there’s quite a lot that goes into making an API work properly on your site or application, which was not surprising at all. It seemed like we spent a long time getting the API properly implemented in our Movie History in-class project. But once we got it working, it was very impressive to look at. I really liked how we were able to return the movie poster for whatever movie you searched for.
Another thing I liked about learning APIs was the opportunity it gave me to learn more about promises, and when/how to use them.
I’m definitely looking forward to using APIs in future class and personal projects.