Designing RESTful APIs
Build and Secure a Backend API Server
About this Course
API (Application Programming Interface) endpoints are the connections between your application and the rest of the developer community. In this course you will learn about writing secure, developer-friendly APIs that will make your back-end application thrive and keep your users happy.
At the end of this course you will create the back-end for a social application called "Meet n' Eat" that matches together users based on their location and food interests.
Approx. 3 weeks
Included in Product
Rich Learning Content
Taught by Industry Pros
What You Will Learn
What's and Why's of APIs
- Learn about the basics of APIs and why they are important.
- How to choose the appropriate technologies for implementing a modern web API.
Accessing Published APIs
- Explore published APIs from Foursquare and Google Maps.
- See how these companies implement their API endpoints.
- Now leverage some of this information for our own use!
Creating your own API Endpoints
- Use Flask to build your own web server.
- Setup API endpoints that follow the constraints to qualify as a RESTful API.
Securing your API
- Learn about API security.
- How to add OAuth login and token-based authentication.
- Learn to Rate limit your API endpoints.
Prerequisites and Requirements
This course assumes you have experience working with the Flask web development framework, SQLAlchemy, and understand the basics of OAuth 2.0. Python will be the primary language of instruction for the entirety of this course.
See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
Why Take This Course
A crucial skill for a back-end or full-stack web developer is the ability to make applications that are easily accessible and understood for other developers . Mobile developers, front-end developers and other back-end and full-stack developers all rely on API endpoints to enhance the functionality of their applications.
What do I get?
- Instructor videos
- Learn by doing exercises
- Taught by industry professionals