In this course, you will be introduced to a web API architectural style called REST.
- Web APIs
- REST APIs
- REST API tools
- Software engineers
- Data engineers
- DevOps engineers
- Site reliability engineers
- Have at least a conceptual understanding of programming
- Be comfortable with data structures, data types, etc.
- A basic understanding of the HTTP protocol would be helpful but is not required
Hello, and welcome! My name is Ben Lambert, and I’ll be your instructor for this course. A bit about me, I started developing software before the modern cloud existed. And during that time I’ve been fortunate enough to work on a wide variety of projects. Projects spanning programming languages, operating systems, and cloud platforms.
Through this course, I’m hoping to share some of the lessons I’ve learned during that time. Should you want to ask me a specific question, you can do that with the contact details on screen. You can also reach support by using the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. And one of our cloud experts will reply.
Building web-based client-server applications presents challenges for long-term maintenance. Fortunately, there are design patterns which are designed to help. The goal for this course is to introduce you to a web API architectural style called REST. After learning about the REST API architecture you’ll have a general understanding of the structure of REST APIs. This will provide you with a foundation for further exploring web and REST APIs.
Before taking this course there are some things you’ll want to already know:
You should have at least a conceptual understanding of programming.
It’s okay if you’re not yet developing complex software.
As long as you’re comfortable with the concept of data structures, data types, etc.
A basic understanding of the HTTP protocol would be helpful. Though, not required.
During this course, I’ll introduce you to:
REST API tools
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Ben Lambert is a software engineer and was previously the lead author for DevOps and Microsoft Azure training content at Cloud Academy. His courses and learning paths covered Cloud Ecosystem technologies such as DC/OS, configuration management tools, and containers. As a software engineer, Ben’s experience includes building highly available web and mobile apps. When he’s not building software, he’s hiking, camping, or creating video games.