API for beginners JavaScript Getting Started with APIs AJAX


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Course overview

Course type
Paid course
All Levels
2 hours
23 lessons
Available on completion
Course author
Laurence Svekis
  • Use AJAX to get JSON data into their web pages
  • Use XHR requests to connect to servers and APIs
  • Explore how to connect to APIs


Explore using JavaScript XHR and fetch to connect to multiple web API endpoints retrieve JSON data and update HTML

Access several popular web APIs and retrieve response content for web applications.  Step by step instruction on how to access web APIs using JavaScript XHR and fetch to get JSON data and update your web content.

JavaScript is a prerequisite to this course - do not take this course if you do not have JavaScript core knowledge

HTML and using an editor is also a prerequisite to the course - the scope of the course is to focus on JavaScript APIs

This course covers how to make AJAX requests using the XMLHttpRequest within JavaScript as well as fetch.  JavaScript code knowledge is a prerequisite for the course.  Scope of this course is focused on using JavaScript to connect to web APIs.

Examples and source code accessing over 7 different APIs

Course Covers

  • Explore what XHR is and how it works

  • How to use JSON response data

  • Connect to Joke API to get new content and update it in your HTML page

  • JavaScript Objects and how it relates to JSON data

  • How to iterate JSON data and output it on your HTML

  • Use JavaScript fetch

  • Error handling and responses

  • Setting up your own JSON endpoints to practice connecting to JSON content

  • ES6 JavaScript fetch and short functions

  • Learn how to build an api that output country data

  • Online resources and more

  • Connecting to web APIs

  • Practice AJAX

You'll get friendly support in the Q&A area and all the source code available for download. 

You will be amazed at how easy it can be to do some much. 
Go ahead and hit that "take this course" button to start learning the how to use JavaScript to connect to web APIs Today.  

Taught by an instructor with over 20 years of web development experience, ready to help you learn and answer any questions you may have.

What are you waiting join now to start learning JavaScript API connections, you have nothing to lose.

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