Ahmad Bilal

Bilal is a Full Stack Web Engineer and Developer Advocacy Enthusiast. Being an avid open-sourcerer; he has curated & contributed to software being used by many. Google Summer of Code'19. Speaker. Loves to write and create content for developers.

Ahmad Bilal
RapidAPI Content Dev Student Expert

Ahmad Bilal

What is an API Endpoint?

An API provides different points of access for different resources. These are called API endpoints, which are URLs used to send requests and receive data from the API.

Ahmad Bilal
RapidAPI Content Dev Student Expert

Ahmad Bilal

Best Practices for REST API Security

With the rise of APIs, API security demands more focus than ever. In API security, we manage privacy, access control, and attack prevention for APIs. Let's discuss some practices that can help secure REST APIs.

Ahmad Bilal
RapidAPI Content Dev Student Expert

Ahmad Bilal

Top Five Real Estate (MLS) APIs

APIs are a fundamental part of the web, and there are countless APIs providing access to all kinds of data for web applications. This guide will cover the best real state and mortgage listing APIs.

Ahmad Bilal
RapidAPI Content Dev Student Expert

Ahmad Bilal

What is an API Call?

APIs (Application Programming Interface) connect applications and let them interact with each other. API calls provide the medium for this interaction. Let's see how they work.

Ahmad Bilal
RapidAPI Content Dev Student Expert

Ahmad Bilal

Types of APIs

APIs are the backbone of software applications today. They connect applications of diverse architectures and help them communicate in order to perform CRUD operations. Let's take a look at the different types of APIs.

Ahmad Bilal
RapidAPI Content Dev Student Expert

Ahmad Bilal

What is CORS Proxy? Three APIs that Offer CORS Features

Have you ever requested data from some API but instead got an error like Cross-Origin Request Blocked? CORS Proxy allows us to bypass these errors and get the data we need.

Ahmad Bilal
RapidAPI Content Dev Student Expert

Ahmad Bilal

Axios vs. Fetch: What to use for Making HTTP Requests?

Getting data from APIs is a fundamental operation of any web application. Both Fetch and Axios are widely used for making HTTP requests to APIs. Let's see how they differ and how we can use them.

Ahmad Bilal
RapidAPI Content Dev Student Expert

Ahmad Bilal

Interactive Guide to Server-Side Rendering (SSR) for Fetching APIs in Next.js

Next.js extends React by offering the developers multiple ways of data fetching, and Server Side Rendering (SSR) is one of them. Let's see how we can fetch data from APIs using SSR.

Ahmad Bilal
RapidAPI Content Dev Student Expert

Ahmad Bilal

How to handle API Errors Using Axios?

In the course of fetching APIs, if the API request doesn't go as planned, we may encounter errors. Let's see how to manage these errors using Axios.

Ahmad Bilal
RapidAPI Content Dev Student Expert

Ahmad Bilal

Ten Interesting Web App Ideas with APIs for your Side Projects

APIs are a fundamental part of the web, and there are countless APIs providing access to all kinds of data for web applications. This guide will cover some interesting Web projects for your portfolio that use APIs, and every project includes a demo and a Learn how to build.