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Automate it! - Recipes to upskill your business by Chetan Giridhar

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Chapter 7. Power of APIs

This chapter takes you on a journey to the interesting world of APIs. APIs are a critical part of the business world today. Tasks like querying data, exchanging information across services amongst others rely on web APIs and Webhooks.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Designing your own REST APIs
  • Automating social media marketing with Twitter APIs
  • An introduction to Webhooks
  • Implementing Webhooks
  • Automating lead management with Webhooks

Introduction

APIs have become absolutely indispensable in the world driven by the Internet. Every web application that you must have interacted with uses an API on the backend to implement its core functionality--Amazon, Google, Twitter, you name it! What's more, you see all ...

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