API stands for Application Programming Interface. A program's API defines the proper way for a developer to request services from that program.

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Plugins and exporting an API between python scripts [migrated]

I've got a python script, which should read a subdirectory and make all the scripts within it callable like this: python mainscript.py subscript arguments I've ...
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Node.js API route for POSTing a resource. Getting rid of callback pyramid

I'm writing an API for simple GET and POST routes. The app is a shared to-do-list. Users and lists are stored separately. A list can belong to many users, and a user can have many lists. ...
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Java API initialization [closed]

I am developing an Android Library which involves both Network and Bluetooth communication. In order to start using the library it must be configured. In other words a request to the backend must be ...
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Error handling in an Android API (class or enum)

I am developing an Android Library which will be distributed to other developers. The library itself is a wrapper of the industry specific one. This makes the API development a bit less flexible. The ...
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JSON C++14 library API/implementation

I'm creating a C++14 header-only JSON library for fun, learning experience and to use it in my personal projects. I'm looking for feedback on: Its API/interface: since I'm using modern C++, I want ...
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Compressing a blog into a preview using tumblr_api_read

Here is what I have currently working. I would like to make it look more aesthetically pleasing, so not finish words in mid word. Also not have the two previews be so much larger than the other. ...
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Quiz Engine implementation

I'm trying to find a nice API for a Quiz Engine. This is what I have so far: Implementation: ...
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Python wrapper for official Hacker News API

Since Hacker News launched their official API, I started working on Python wrapper for it. API v0 is fairly simple, you send a GET request with hacker news story's ID or user id, it returns data in ...
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Create User profile with separate social media data

I am creating user profile logic for a blogging platform. I have the UserProfile model and then two separate models, ...
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Steam API JSON Function JavaScript

Upon coming face to face with the mighty cross-origin request block, and needing to get a JSON file from an external source, I decided to use the Yahoo Query Language in order to achieve this. I'm ...
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Python API for TreeStructInfo - new simple config format

I've created a simple (300 SLOC) API for a new configuration format (I'm not the author of it). Unfortunately, the specification is only in Polish at the moment, but you can see how it looks here. ...
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Post Service Class

I have one entity that depends on another however in my API service class I would like to just deal with the dependent entity. Am I doing this correctly and is there a better way to go about this? ...
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Expose only desired functions to 3rd party plugins in JavaScript

I tried to build a solution to dynamically load JS code, but to only expose predefined functions. Is this the correct approach? Is there any Method to execute arbitrary code if I put all my code ...
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RESTful API for Todos using Hapi

My goal is to create a simple restful api that will be accessed by an AngularJS front end. Even though it's fairly simple, I'd like understand how to make it more reliable, secure, and best-practices ...
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API for SQLConnect Library

I've designed a library for connecting Objective-C (and now Swift) apps to Microsoft SQL Server 2005+. (I believe there are other databases it works with, but I've only tested with MSSQL.) The ...
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Building a better Collection. Enumerable in VBA

VBA's 'Collection' is.... lacking, so, I've been working on a better Collection object that implements many of the features of C#'s Enumerable. This is very much inspired by this question and a follow ...
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Nested Sets in JavaScript

I created a procedural implementation of the nested set model in JavaScript. The use case for this small library was that the front-end(presented as an MVC) needs to traverse hierarchical data from ...
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Multi-dictionary API using Python Flask-RESTful

I'm working on a simple online dictionary tool, using Python Flask-RESTful as the RESTful API backend. The dictionary tool is modular, it can handle multiple dictionaries, implemented as independent ...
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Getting all likes from a specific user on a news wall with fewer graph API calls

Right now, my solution counting likes of a specific user is Starting a recursive call on the "/{user-id}/posts" edge Iterate through all posts On each post iterate through each like on the likes ...
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Is there a better way to catch API changes for a service that doesn't version its API?

I'm using the old Google Data API to access several spreadsheets and put their contents in a database using Flask and SQLAlchemy. Each run deletes the contents of the database tables and repopulates ...
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Bignum library with arbitrary bases

I just started development on a new bignum library that can operate on numbers of any arbitrary base (up to 232). I want to get a good idea of where I can improve before taking things any further. ...
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JavaScript Weather App

I am pretty new to JavaScript, and put together a weather application. I'd like to get some feedback on improvements I could make to the code itself and also possible ways to speed up weather data ...
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Python script which fetches Amazon product details using its API

This is a script which takes an Amazon URL as input, takes out ASIN/ISBN from the URL, and uses Amazon Python API to fetch details. For this task, I looked at many Amazon URLs and observed the ...
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Is this interface structure/setup correct?

I'm working on wrapping the last.fm web API. I'm trying to use Interfaces to be able to easily make calls via functions which return an interface (as opposed to an object which would need to be ...
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Building SQL from multiple combinations of query parameters

I have a node.js/express.js based REST application. In one GET service I am querying data based on different set of request parameters. I am looking for a better way to implement it. ...
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Async wrapper around public API

Tear it apart. I'm mostly concerned around the appropriate use of ConfigureAwait(false), and possible poor handling and duplication of the ...
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Parsing ODataQueryOptions<T> to Expression<Func<T, bool>>

I am following up on this answer for a scenario that I am currently working on. Like the OP, I am too concerned about the longevity of the code. ...
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Unit of Work + Repository Pattern + Stored Procedures [closed]

I'm a beginner with ASP.NET Web API and the Unit of work + Repository design patterns. I've been reading a lot about ASP.NET Web API and I'm learning as much as I can so I can create a good web API. ...
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Optimization and accepted paradigms

This project was completed as part of an interview challenge. The feedback I received was: The code is neither optimized nor does it follow generally accepted paradigms, naming conventions or best ...
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Async operations in WebMethod

How can I improve this code, without to return async Task? ...
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Clean and tidy Python code for dictionary look up and API interactions

I am new to programming and entirely self-taught. Below is a program I wrote to retrieve text content via an API and scan the text for important words. If the word is found URI is returned. The API ...
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Using the Rotten Tomatoes API

This is a Python module I made to search the Rotten Tomatoes movie API. It caches the search results in a SQLite database. What improvements can I make to the cache system? Is there a better way ...
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Member restricted game with API

My website is poorly coded. The structure is pretty simple: A RewriteRule redirects /.... to /index.php?page=$1 mypages/page.php contains the page content and actions (model controller and view ...
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What is the proper naming of classes and method when designing API for calculation library?

I'm working on library which will provide easier writing and calculation in Java using fluent API. Library I have implemented with basic functionalities and now I am working to improve API. I ...
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Lunr backed client side search module

I created a client side search module. Could anyone please provide review pointers on it? ...
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Extracting ids out of arguments of different types

I'm building a Ruby API client. My brief is to extract ids out of various inputs and fetch the relevant data. It's working just fine at the moment but I think it's a little clumsy. My specs (which ...
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AngularFire Tic Tac Toe Game

I am building a Tic Tac Toe game with AngularJS and making it online playable with AngularFire. The Tic Tac Toe logic is all there so this question concerns Angularfire a little bit more. I want to ...
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Simple REST API server

This is a chunk of code I wrote for a job interview at some point - it is a remote key-value storage REST API supporting CRUD operations. Maybe anyone has some feedback on this? It would be very ...
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Django API Implementation

I am building a backend to a mobile application that will be hosted on a Django site connected to a PostgreSQL database. I have never built anything to accomplish this before and this is my first go ...
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Drag and normal upload code

This is a partial code of my JavaScript app. The openDoc function's task is: call newDoc if use uploads a file through ...
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Logging into WebAPI 2 site from c# desktop application

I'm trying to login into a webapi2 site from a desktop application. After a lot of googling, I cobbled together a working prototype. Since we are talking about security I wanted to do a peer review. ...
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Reducing complexity of method

I'm trying to reduce the complexity of some methods, and I'm not exactly sure what approach to take. I'm currently building a PHP wrapper for a REST API, and the main problematic class is here: ...
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Orchestrate.io Client API Design

I've written a Python client for a new NoSQL database as a service product called Orchestrate.io. The client is very straightforward and minimal. It uses the requests library, making the underlying ...
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PHP wrapper around an API - best practices

Here's a PHP wrapper around a public OAuth2 REST API. I would love to hear your thoughts and comments. Testing was a bit frustrating since I tried for my first time. Not sure if I have done the ...
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Backend interface VS hard contract

Here is an API for using a warehouse: ...
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Java API without exposing implementation details

I am creating an API for consumption by other developers to interface with an internal framework. My goal is to be able to have the developers type something like: ...
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XLSX writer implementation

We have multiple scripts which write into XLSX with the same format, into a different format or slide variation. I am trying to write an API which saves time for other programs, but I need input on ...
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XmlCmdBuilder - doing away with inline xml

I have to work with a 3rd-party API that allows me to define and execute "commands", using XML. Since I don't like seeing mixed abstraction levels, I managed to remove all the inline XML / string ...
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Generic java configuration class with type safety

In the first code snippet I am creating a generic class to hold configuration details. I am currently using it as a way to pass run time configuration options to plugins in a generic manner. The ...
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Is the public interface easy to use and the documentation understandable? Are the unit tests well-written?

I have a year or so of experience in developing in Java. I submitted the solution for this task, but never got the feedback that was promised. Since I still would like to get a feedback on my ...