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API Development: The Complete Guide for Building APIs Without Code

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  1. Build an API on top of any website

  2. Connect with your friends and other fascinating people. Get in-the-moment updates on the things that interest you. And watch events unfold, in real time, from every angle.

    Twitter started out with a huge focus on their API. Developers could get almost any data from Twitter they wanted - trends, hashtags, user stats - and they built some really cool stuff with it. This massive amount of open data and the tools people built actually attracted more users to Twitter. Companies could easily hook into the Twitter API to let users share their content on Twitter without leaving their site,...
  3. Strapi is the most advanced Node.

  4. Turn Google Spreadsheet into API

  5. lets you create databases and REST APIs quickly. Development databases are free. Powerful web-based and mobile-friendly data management.

  6. Redis is an open source in-memory data structure project implementing a distributed, in-memory key-value database with optional durability.

    First, an API needs a data source. In most cases, this will be a database like MySQL, MongoDB, or Redis (don’t worry if you don’t know what those are, they’re basically just ways that programmers store data), but it could also be something simpler like a text file or spreadsheet. The API’s data source can usually be updated through the API itself, but it might be updated independently if you want your API to be...
  7. A JavaScript library for building user interfaces

    You want to use modern front-end frameworks like React or Angular.
  8. MailChimp is the best way to design, send, and share email newsletters.

    Mailchimp is one of the most popular email marketing tools out there, and it’s my personal favorite. It’s really easy to use, they have a generous free tier for small mailing lists, and they seem to always be the first when offering new features that are great for email senders. They also have a well-documented API that encourages even more interesting use cases.
  9. Online JSON Formatter and JSON Validator will format JSON data, and helps to validate, convert JSON to XML, JSON to CSV. Save and Share JSON

    Obviously, this is impossible for humans to make sense of, but it’s actually formatted in “JSON”, a very common and easy-to-parse format for computers. To see the data in a more readable way, you can format it using a JSON formatter.
  10. Holidays are hard. We make them easy. Don't let sourcing and maintaining holiday information get in the way of building your product.

    We’ll be using the Holiday API, so go to and sign up for a free API key.
  11. Disqus is a global comment system that improves discussion on websites and connects conversations across the web.

    freemium $10.0 / Monthly (Up to 50,000 total daily pageviews)

    When comments are powered by Disqus it means that the website uses the Disqus API to store their comments so they don’t have to manage them, remove spam, or write lots of code themselves. APIs can save developers a lot of time.
  12. The leader in Artificial Intelligence powered content analysis solutions.

    While many APIs are a bonus or supplemental feature, some companies are built as API-first services. Aylien is a text analysis and natural language processing service that doesn’t offer a user interface at all - they just sell access to their API.
  13. Angular is a JavaScript web framework for creating single-page web applications. The code is free to use and available as open source. It is further maintained and heavily used by Google and by lots of other developers around the world.

    You want to use modern front-end frameworks like React or Angular.