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Why Learn API Development with Swagger and OpenAPI?

Are you getting a handle on building APIs and are ready to take your skills to the next level? Well, dive into exploring API development with open-source Swagger tooling and the OpenAPI standard. This course primarily focuses on exploring the design and documentation stage of the API development lifecycle and will help you create APIs that users will love working with.

Take-Away Skills

In this course you will learn:

  • A foundational knowledge of the API development lifecycle
  • A deeper understanding of the design and documentation phases of the API development lifecycle and their associated best practices.
  • How to design human-readable API contracts using OpenAPI 3.0 and YAML.
  • To utilize open-source Swagger tooling to design, develop, and document an API.

Note on Prerequisites:

This course assumes that you have foundational knowledge in web development — HTML, CSS, and a scripting language that can set up an API like JavaScript.

While it is not explicitly required, it would also be beneficial if you have built an API in the past and know foundational REST API concepts. If you are not sure where to start, check out one of the following courses:

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  1. 1
    Learn about what the Welcome to API Development with Swagger and OpenAPI course has in store!
  2. 2
    Learn about the lifecycle of APIs and how to go about incorporating best practices for designing and documenting an API
  3. 3
    We’ll go over the specifics of how to create an API using the design-first approach.
  4. 4
    We’ll get an overview of what Swagger is and how to go about designing and documenting an API!
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    You’ve completed the API Development with Swagger and OpenAPI course! What’s next?

How you'll master it

Stress-test your knowledge with quizzes that help commit syntax to memory

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