How to use APIs with jQuery
The Four Verbs

The number of HTTP methods you'll use is quite small—there are just four HTTP "verbs" you'll need to know! They are:

  • GET: retrieves information from the specified resource.
  • POST: sends new information to the specified resource.
  • PUT: updates existing information of the specified resource.
  • DELETE: removes the existing resource.

So when we sent our GET request to codecademy.com, we retrieved information. When you add to or update your blog, you're sending POST or PUT requests; when you delete a tweet, there goes a DELETE request.

Make sense? Good! (We'll quiz you in a bit.)


Click Save & Submit Code when you feel you've got a good handle on these HTTP methods.

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