At 7:30 in HEC 117 on Thursday, ACM held an informative meeting about what exactly APIs are and how to use them. After last weeks’ talks with Google (including some sneak peeks at Google+), we looked specifically this week at how to build with Google+ and Facebook’s APIs.
APIs and You!
– Shane Chism (Vice President)
Before heading up to HEC’s Cave for some hands-on learning, Shane gave a wonderfully well-thought out presentation about API basics. APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) serve as a go-between for software programs and allows them to interact with each other. This is based off of the idea of “I want your data, but you don’t trust me.”
We proceeded to go over the basics of API syntax and then headed up to the Cave to work on a personally tailored tutorial by Shane Chism that walks you through the creation of a program that will ‘scrape’ information from Facebook and Google+ (if privacy settings allow it!)
Follow the tutorial here to find out more.
Thursday, October 6th at 7:30-8:30 in HEC 117
A Visit from Dr. Leavens!