Exploring DEV.to API. You typically overlook that APIs exist for… | by Joseph Maurer

You typically overlook that APIs exist for a lot of the platforms you employ. Whereas some firms lock down their APIs to solely present very restricted data, DEV.to goes the additional mile to supply an especially strong API. Let’s go over what is out there!

Hyperlink to Challenge: https://www.josephamaurer.com/Tasks/DevAPI/RecentDevPosts.html

Hyperlink to DEV API Documentation: https://docs.forem.com/api/

DEV’s API permits for many fascinating performance. Within the video above, I’m going over a use case the place you pull the newest 100 posts, and create bootstrap playing cards for every. In every card I show three buttons. The primary is both energetic or disabled if the consumer has a twitter account. That is helpful as a result of I prefer to retweet articles and tag their creators. The second button is a hyperlink to the DEV publish. Lastly the third button opens the API response for the article.

Whereas my instance confirmed articles, there are many various things that the API can return to you. One of many extra fascinating performance is the flexibility to publish an article fully from the API. I do not know why you’ll wish to do this, nevertheless it could possibly be helpful.

All in all, it’s cool to suppose that this performance exists, even if you happen to can’t discover a sensible use case for it. One of many extra helpful use circumstances would possibly simply be populating your current articles out of your weblog to your web site.

Let me know what you’ll wish to do with this API!

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