Why API Newbies?

API Newbies was born out of my ❤ for devs and enjoyment of teaching. Whether you’re a new dev, or just want to get better at using APIs, there’s something here for you. Lessons are organized into four key areas:

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GETTING STARTED
Learn the fundamentals of REST APIs.

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TOOLS
Learn about tools that’ll help you work more efficiently.

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BEST PRACTICES
Learn tips & tricks that’ll help you build high quality integrations quickly.

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GETTING HELP
Know how to get help when you’re stuck.

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API Newbies is exclusively about using REST APIs. This site does not:

  • Teach you how to create APIs.
  • Teach you how to code in specific languages like Python, JavaScript, etc.
  • Provide guidance about using other types of APIs like SOAP APIs, RPC APIs, etc.
  • Explain the minutia of internet protocols or delve into the technical aspects of how APIs work “under the covers.”

The information provided here is relevant and useful no matter what programming language you’re using.

Let’s go!

API Newbies is THE resource for learning about using REST APIs. What are you waiting for?! Choose an area and dig right in:

Kim Brandl profile pictureI’m Kim Brandl — developer advocate, tech educator, creator of API Newbies — and I ❤ devs! I’m a top contributor on Stack Overflow, a teacher at heart, and love explaining complex concepts in simple, understandable terms.

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