You usually neglect that APIs exist for a lot of the platforms you utilize. Whereas some corporations lock down their APIs to solely present very restricted info, DEV.to goes the additional mile to supply an especially sturdy API. Let’s go over what is offered!
Hyperlink to Challenge: https://www.josephamaurer.com/Tasks/DevAPI/RecentDevPosts.html
Hyperlink to DEV API Documentation: https://docs.forem.com/api/
DEV’s API permits for plenty of fascinating performance. Within the video above, I am going over a use case the place you pull the newest 100 posts, and create bootstrap playing cards for every. In every card I show three buttons. The primary is both lively or disabled if the consumer has a twitter account. That is helpful as a result of I wish to retweet articles and tag their creators. The second button is a hyperlink to the DEV put up. Lastly the third button opens the API response for the article.
Whereas my instance confirmed articles, there are many various things that the API can return to you. One of many extra fascinating performance is the power to put up an article fully from the API. I do not know why you’d wish to try this, but it surely may very well be helpful.
All in all, it’s cool to assume that this performance exists, even in the event you can’t discover a sensible use case for it. One of many extra helpful use circumstances would possibly simply be populating your current articles out of your weblog to your web site.
Let me know what you’d wish to do with this API!