Road to Code #28

Another update on learning to code.

I finished up with AJAX and APIs this week (or at least the introduction to it). Learning all about JSON (a file format for easily sharing data), HTTP status codes (“404 not found”), query strings, using XHRs (the old method) or Fetch (the new method) to make HTTP requests, and more.

Alright. I’ve got about 30 more sections left in the course. What I’d like to do for the month of May is do about one section a day, and get most or all of the way done with the course. May has often been a good month for getting serious work done.

The work continues.

Road to Code #27

Another update on learning to code.

Still learning about AJAX and APIs. I can tell you that AJAX is how a web page will request more data (such as getting new tweets on Twitter, or new posts on Reddit) without refreshing the entire page. I can also tell you that APIs are a kind of software the talks to other software, and is especially useful for things like retrieving a stock price, temperature, or tweet without getting other data (such as the entire web page that data is sitting on).

I’m still wrapping my head around it. I’ll be finishing up with AJAX and APIs (and JSON) this week.

The work continues.