Consuming APIs for Fun and Profit

A presentation at Chicago PHP User Group in in Chicago, IL, USA by Carly Ho

Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs, are a great way to bring more data into your app or transform the data you already have by connecting it to other services—and a great way to get more people to engage with your application if you build one yourself. A whirlwind tour of some ways to get data from some well-documented sources, some tools to help build an API or proof-of-concept very quickly, and how to get data from a site that doesn’t have its own API.