Getting started with the Stack Exchange API

The Stack Exchange API (https://api.stackexchange.com/docs) provides a programmatic access to all the Stack Exchange websites. Third-party applications that intend to use the API should be registered at http://stackapps.com in order to obtain a request key used to grant more requests per day. Registered apps can also perform authenticated API calls, that is, to interact with Stack Exchange on behalf of the authenticated user. The registration process is fairly straightforward, as shown in Figure 6.3-all the details required are an Application Name and Description:

Getting started with the Stack Exchange API
Figure 6.3: An app registration on stackapps.com ...

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