Professional Development with Web APIs

Professional Development with Web APIs : Google, eBay, Amazon.com, MapPoint, FedEx

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Shows developers how to harness the power of services such as Google, eBay, PayPal, and Amazon.com from within an application, whether it is Web-based, Windows-based, or even a Microsoft Office application After a quick review of the basics, readers will dive into more advanced techniques such as calling the APIs from mobile devices, Office VBA programs, Windows Forms and Web applications, and even how to integrate the various APIs together for a complete solution Veteran Wrox author Denise Gosnell skillfully guides readers through the ins and outs of the various services, the anatomy of an API query, which features are available via the APIs, and how to get results from their own applications Readers will build two fully functional applications to apply what they have learned-one a Windows program, the other a Web applicationshow more

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  • Mixed media product | 324 pages
  • 188 x 231.1 x 22.9mm | 498.96g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • WROX PRESS
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0764584456
  • 9780764584459

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Professional Development with Web APIsWeb APIs are sets of application programming interfaces that allow programmers to write applications that use services offered by third parties. At long last, you can now integrate the power of Web APIs from leading technology companies such as Google, eBay, PayPal, Amazon, MapPoint, UPS, and FedEx in your own applications.Covering the most popular Web APIs in a single resource for the first time, this book details the nuts-and-bolts of each and then offers numerous examples of how to use them in real-world situations. By the end of the book you'll have built two fully functional applications -- one a Windows program, the other a Web application.What you will learn from this bookThe anatomy of the featured APIsCalling Web APIs using HTTP-POST, HTTP-GET, and SOAP over HTTPWays to use popular Web APIs from Microsoft Office and mobile devicesHow to use multiple APIs togetherCreative ways to use APIsExamples of how third parties have used the featured Web APIsHow Web APIs can be used for professional application developmentHow to create your own Web APIWho this book is forThis book is for programmers who want to use Web APIs to build their own applications. No prior experience with Web APIs is required.Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.show more

About Denise M. Gosnell

Denise Gosnell is a software attorney with Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry LLP (www.uspatent.com), a worldwide intellectualproperty law firm based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Denise has a unique background in both technology and law, and presently uses her deep technical and legal expertise to counsel hightech clients on intellectual property and technical matters. Denise has over ten years of experience creating software applications, ranging from standalone and clientserver to enterprisewide applications. Denise has worked for leading software companies, such as Microsoft and EDS, and has earned a worldwide reputation for her technology expertise. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science - Business (summa cum laude) from Anderson University, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis. Denise has coauthored six other software development books to date: Beginning Access 2003 VBA (Wiley Publishing, Inc.), Visual Basic .NET and SQL Server 2000: Building An Effective Data Layer (Wrox Press), Beginning Visual Basic.NET Databases (Wrox Press), Professional .NET Framework (Wrox Press), Professional SQL Server 2000 (Wrox Press), and MSDE Bible (IDG Books). Denise was a featured technology speaker at the Microsoft European Professional Developer's Conference in December 2001 and has on numerous occasions assisted Microsoft's Training and Certification group in creating new exams for their MCSD and MCSE certifications. She herself holds the MCSD certification. Denise can be reached at dgosnell@uspatent.com or denisegosnell@yahoo.com.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments. Introduction. Chapter 1: Anatomy of a Web API. Chapter 2: Using the Google API. Chapter 3: Using the MapPoint API. Chapter 4: Using the Amazon.com APIs. Chapter 5: Using the eBay API. Chapter 6: Using the PayPal API. Chapter 7: Other Web APIs. Chapter 8: Calling Web APIs from Mobile Devices. Chapter 9: Calling Web APIs from Microsoft Office. Chapter 10: Creating Your Own Web API. Chapter 11: Case Study 1-Customer Relations Management Application. Chapter 12: Case Study 2-Executive Dashboard Application. Index.show more

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