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Dive Into API Development With Swagger and OpenAPI

Dive Into API Development With Swagger and OpenAPI

If you're pursuing a career as a Back-End or Full-Stack Developer, you'll need to be familiar with APIs.

APIs play a huge role in web development, because they allow applications to communicate with each other and exchange data. Thanks to APIs, you can:

  • Expedite development
  • Reduce costs
  • Improve functionality
  • Collect data
  • Enhance user experience

You might've already built an API in courses like Create a Back-End App With JavaScript and Create REST APIs With Spring and Java. Now, we'll take you further into API development — covering everything from the API development lifecycle to the tools you'll use to create scalable, successful APIs — in our new course: Learn API Development With Swagger and OpenAPI.

We created this course in partnership with SmartBear, whose API development tools are used by millions of developers worldwide at companies like Adobe, JetBlue, and Microsoft. With SmartBear's open-source Swagger tools and OpenAPI standard, you'll be building APIs you (and your users) love in no time.

Who is it right for?

If you're already familiar with API development and want to learn more about the process, this course is a great pick. But, you'll also need a basic understanding of REST principles and the fundamentals of web development. This includes languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, along with tools like Node and Express.

What will you learn from the new course?

Learn API Development With Swagger and OpenAPI will deepen your understanding of the API development lifecycle. You'll also learn best practices for design and documentation, and by the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Use open-source Swagger tools to design, develop, and document APIs
  • Design a human-readable API contract using OpenAPI 3.0 and YAML
  • Apply the Design-First approach to API development to create successful APIs

Ready to build better APIs? Check out Learn API Development with Swagger and OpenAPI.

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Jacob Johnson

Jacob Johnson

Jacob Johnson is a Content Marketing Associate at Codecademy with a background in writing about technology.

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