Ajax + APIs
Whenever someone says “Twitter has an API”, what they mean is that Twitter has a particular way to let other sites remix their data to create brand new projects.
If you want to make a custom Instagram feed, a Figma-driven client presentation tool, a Bitcoin tracker or your own redesigned version of Twitter, all of these projects need to communicate back-and-forth with a data source.
Our short online course, aimed at beginners, is designed for people who want to work with APIs (how different websites talk to each other) and Ajax (one way of grabbing and sending that data) together to make remixed projects.
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What you'll learn
Learn to work with your own data and external data sources
Work with data across several formats such as JSON, XML + HTML
Using data from sources like Unsplash search to build interactive API-driven sites
How to work with sites that don't have APIs to use with web scraping
Here’s how we’re different...
Support that actually helps.
Forever-access to our online Slack community of creative students from around the world, learning to code together, plus a Q+A section on every page. With our team based worldwide, we can support you whether you're coding early in the morning or late at night.
Real-world projects you'll want to create and remix.
Our course is practical, unlike other programs that take forever before you make your first real-world project. We care about design and focus on creative industries — it's not a computer science lecture, you're learning to make projects you'd want to make.
Structured, and flexible.
Our course is set-up to deliver real projects – no bullshit! – and we designed it so it’s totally flexible. While you can learn at your own pace, we’ll be here to guide you through-out your learning.
You don't need to be creative to take our courses, but everything we do is focused on making beautiful sites you actually want to make. This isn't your average online school — we focus on the practical aspect of learning.
Who is the course for?
Anyone who is looking for ways to work with data from third party services such as Figma, Contentful, Twitter or Instagram.
A portion of the course covers back-end coding with Ruby but prior knowledge of Ruby or back-end coding isn't needed to join this course.
Most of our students work in the creative industries – designers, strategists and copywriters are the most common jobs amongst our students – but you can work in any industry to join the course.
What do I need?
A computer with Mac OS X 10.9 or above, Windows XP or above, or a recent Linux version installed and a broadband internet connection. That’s it!
Want a breakdown of what the course covers + what you’ll learn? Get the syllabus PDF.
Everything you need to build a website from scratch…
Introducing the SuperHi Editor — an intelligent code editor, designed to make coding easier.
At SuperHi, not only do we teach people how to code. We design and create products that rethink how people should code.
The SuperHi Editor is a code editor, designed from scratch, that hosts all your files in one place and publishes your sites to the web with the click of a button. Get quick tips like spellcheck and color selection while you type. Any questions? Ask Wilson, our AI-powered assistant, and get answers right in the editor.
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What our lovely students say…
This course is self-paced and you get all the lessons as soon as you sign up
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Meet your instructors
Our non-nerdy instructors have decades of professional experience, spoken at international conferences and have won countless web design awards.
Rik is the founder and CEO of SuperHi, previously co-founder of code school Steer and first instructor at General Assembly London. He has taught several thousand people over the last 6 years.
Lawrence is a full-stack web developer and teacher who has also taught over a thousand people how to code. He was previously an instructor at London code school Steer.
Wilson is our artificially intelligent helper. Ask him anything. He doesn't have any social media profiles but one day he will run the company.
Keep learning with our other courses
Already taken a course and want to learn more? Check out all our other courses that we have to offer – different materials, same SuperHi style.
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