How to do it...

We need the REST URLs for making the HTTP requests. For simplicity's sake, the URLs are hard coded in this recipe. We can use the third-party requests module to make the REST requests. It has the convenient GET(), POST(), PUT(), and DELETE() methods.

In order to talk to Flickr web services, you need to register yourself and get a secret API key. This API key can be placed in a local_settings.py file or supplied through the command line.

Listing 7.4 gives the code for collecting some photo information from Flickr using REST, as shown:

#!/usr/bin/env python # Python Network Programming Cookbook, Second Edition -- Chapter - 7 # This program is optimized for Python 2.7.12 and Python 3.5.2. # It may run on any other version with/without ...

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