WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/04/21

No matter what your WordPress skill level is, you have no doubt heard about the WordPress REST API. If you are a user (like myself) there is some confusion about exactly what the REST API is and does. I picked two videos this week which are geared towards users.

REST: Representational State Transfer – A piece of software that functions as a connection between two different applications.

API: Application Programming Interface – describes an HTTP-based style of building APIs that is lightweight, user-friendly, highly compatible and works with high volumes of data.

You can also read this recent article on GoDaddy about the REST API.

Topher DeRosia: What’s a REST API and Why Should I Care?

The WordPress REST API is one of the most fundamentally important new aspects of WordPress, yet it’s rarely explained to people who aren’t developers.

Rachel McCollin: The REST API For The Rest of Us

The REST API is THE hot topic right now and almost every WordCamp in the past couple of years has featured talks aimed at developers who want to use it. But what does it mean for people who don’t have the skills to interact with it or aren’t able to ‘learn javascript. Deeply’?

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