Coffee and Code Workshop: APIs
April 26, 2:00pm in the Digital Humanities Lab (SML 316)
During Office Hours, DH Developer Douglas Duhaime led an informal, live coding session during which he walked through approaches to requesting data from historical and bibliographic APIs. He discussed the process of building up and sending queries algorithmically, as well as parsing results in both JSON and XML formats. Together, participants practiced on the Google Books API and the Wikipedia API, two valuable resources for researchers working with various digital materials.
All were welcome; no prior programming experience was required. Coffee and tea was provided!
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