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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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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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 ...
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My API Keygen: Is it secure?

Below is an api key gen script for a cryptocurrency trading platform i am building. first it checks to see if a key exists in the db for the user id. if it does exist it displays the key. if it ...
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Evaluating a hashing function used to create secure API key

What are your thoughts on the following code? is it secure enough? Note: $password is used to represent the secret, which would essentially be a SHA512 hash of ...
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Working with APIs in javascript

I'm not new to programming, but I am new to working with javascript (beyond copy/paste and simple edits). I am building a one-page JS app similar to redditinvestigator.com, and my goal is for it to ...
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Structure of API wrapper

I'm building an API wrapper for a bookkeeping SOAP API. I have some questions regarding bast practice for structure of the wrapper and for error handling. For now i've structured it like this: ...
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In-memory data cache architecture for data transfer

I am writing a cron job to manipulate and transfer remote data. I need to cache data from a table, process it, merge with previous table, iterate the process, and eventually send the result data to ...
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Rails 4.0 api_key implementation

I'll be brief and let the code speak for itself. I need some very harsh, honest, blunt feedback on this code. I am new to Rails - don't hold back. I have a concept of the user having many API keys, ...
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Multiple serial URL requests in Objective-C / iOS

I want to check the existence of various API endpoints by doing serial URL request. If the first one fails, I want to try the second one, if the second fails I want to try the third one, etc. Here is ...
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RESTfulPHP / controller / structure

Allow for stuff like: API/ExampleObjects API/ExampleObjects/SOME_INTEGER_ID/Children ... with children knowing their owners (aka parents). Full repo here Please be brutally honest if something ...
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Node.js DynamoDB callback

I am writing an API which gets results from a DynamoDB table and puts the JSON back into the browser. The code below works and returns the desired results. However, after reading about async and ...
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Python Leafly API

Just wondering what I did bad/could have done better. It's a simple script for pulling information from Leafly about cannabis strains. I've also added in a function to search. I am fairly new to ...
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Python API client design and best practices

I'm creating a Python API client, after thinking and checking some open source Python clients I created this class, and I'm looking for any feedback (design, best practices...), this is an example URL ...
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WebAPI - Return models vs entity and partial class with meta data

Wanted some opinions on something I have been working with, I've tried a few ways of structuring the way I retrieve and return data to my WebAPI, and I'm pretty happy with what I have so far, but I ...
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node.js Review Core class of a Javascript framework for SPA's

A few years ago I started building a tiny (~300 SLOC) JavaScript framework for scalable and maintainable Single-Page-Applications written in CoffeeScript: https://github.com/flosse/scaleApp and ...
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Code review on an API wrapper in C# wanted

I'm looking for remarks on pretty much anything. This has been my first project that's meant for use by others and I'd like to have it as clean as possible. I will post the main source code here but ...
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Date Format provider

I am facing a issue with an API to handle dates in Java. I am not a very experienced programmer and my English is very bad. Problem I'm working in a large project with many subsystems, and I want to ...
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the right way to write javascript client's method for channel subscribing

I am writing an open-source application for real-time messaging in web. In my application clients from browser can subscribe on channels. But every channel belongs to a certain namespace which ...
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C# Fluent API idea

I've been toying with an idea for fluent API for my library. Basically, what you need to construct with my library is a tree, which might have nodes of different types on different levels. The problem ...
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Providing a Protected Global API to Third-Party Widgets

I am creating a Web Application which provides a global Javascript-based API (in the variable System) and it includes methods that will be provided by frameworks ...
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How can I refactor Api::SessionsController?

I have session controller for mobile devices. I would like to refactor it a little, for example because my session controller is sub class of ...
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How should I refactor my image uploader script?

I come from a C background and need help refactoring the following imgur image uploader script I wrote. It checks if a token_file with ...
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Script is extremely slow to display results

I have this PHP script below that requests data from the Twitter API and then displays it on the page according to the information that I have in my local database because I stored twitter usernames ...
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Singly-linked List Library

This is sort of a follow-up to a post I created about 10 days ago, but I have completed the implementation: Designing function prototypes for a singly-linked list API in C. As I began to work on the ...
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Designing function prototypes for a singly-linked list API in C

I am in the process of rewriting in C all the data structures that I learned about a few years ago to increase my understanding of data structures and the C language. The first one I'm doing is ...
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How is this for an API structure

I have just written an API framework which I am hoping to implement into one of my large sites very soon. However, before I do so, I want to be sure that the script is well written and there are no ...
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Refactor code for API wrapper

I am looking for ways to improve my API wrapper for Pocket. So far, my code is quite compact and nice (I think), but I feel like there must be a better way to do this. This is the part where I think ...
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Designing a RESTful API for a 3D Printer [closed]

I'm implementing a REST API to manage a 3D printer, it will add a layer to the system so instead of sending GCode commands (the language the controller understands) directly to the controller (an ...
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Stream-chaining

My goal is to have a reusable pattern for doing concurrent stream-processing in Go. The stream has to be closable from any node. Errors should cleanly close the stream and forward the error to the ...
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REST-ish API Account Controller - how's it look?

I still have to implement api keys for client auth, but so far this is what I have for users. This was built using WebAPI and SimpleMembership with Forms Auth: Is Authenticated: ...
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Key Press Handler

I have made a class to import into my projects to more easily handle the state of the keyboard so I can use stuff like: if(Keys.returnKey(37)){ As opposed to ...
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Is it ok to use PHP's strpos and substr altogether in one statement?

I am using PHP to build a REST API. I want to receive requests from the URL in the following format: http://mydomain.com/api/format/method?app_id=value&call=encrypted_request So, I have modified ...
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how can i make this small jQuery serializeobject util any better

I have this little utility/helper which serializes a form into a javaScript object ...
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Doubts about the quality of an API designed for use with minimal effort

This is going to be long, and I do hope it is going to make some kind of sense; I apologize if it doesn't. I'll try to provide exactly the amount of context that is necessary to understand the ...
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jQuery plugin boilerplate jquib - critics please

Inspired by jqueryboilerplate.com I extended their boilerplate to fit my needs. Comming from the PHP development I wanted to have good starting point for writing jQuery plugins with a defined ...
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Backbone.js Dependency Injection API Design

I'm writing a dependency injection plugin for the Backbone javascript framework, and I'm not sure what the API for constructor argument injection should look like. Just for reference, Backbone ...
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How can this code, especially the binary search, become cleaner and less error-prone?

How could this code become cleaner? I think that the way I handle the interfaces and binary search could be improved. I am trying to understand how to structure such a code (and usage of APIs) in a ...
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(revised) Python script to access genealogy api for list of users and attributes

The problem the code is solving This is a script to access the stackexchange api for the genealogy site and create a list of user dictionaries. Ie each user dictionary contains the info about that ...