Best Beginner APIs

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Best Beginner APIs

Top APIs for Beginners

If you're just learning about APIs and need somewhere to start, check out the APIs curated in this API collection. It's the best place to learn how to use an API.

APIs that are easy to learn include:

  • Twitter
  • Google Maps
  • YouTube
  • Soundcloud
  • Stripe
  • Instagram
  • Twilio
  • Yelp
  • Skyscanner
  • and more!

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Install SDK for NodeJS


To utilize unirest for node.js install the the npm module:

$ npm install unirest

After installing the npm package you can now start simplifying requests like so:

var unirest = require('unirest');

Creating Request

.header("X-RapidAPI-Key", "SIGN-UP-FOR-KEY")
.header("Content-Type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded")
.end(function (result) {
  console.log(result.status, result.headers, result.body);
OAuth2 Authentication
Client ID
Client Secret
OAuth2 Authentication