Rest API Examples

REST[Representational State Transfer]: Click this link for REST API Basics

A RESTful API is an application program interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data.

  1. A RESTful API — also referred to as a RESTful web service — is based on representational state transfer (REST) technology, an architectural style and approach to communications often used in web services development.
  2. A Rest API Works the same way normal Client Server Application Works.

Rest API Examples

Example 1 Facebook API:

  1. Access the Facebook API by accessing the url in a browser.
  2. Fetch the Access Token by clicking on GetToken->Get User Token->Provide credentials of Facebook. Automatically the Access Token is updated in the text box.

Rest API Examples

  1. Provide the Query Params as mentioned below :


Rest API Examples

  1.  Retrieve up to five albums created by someone, and the last five posts in their feed.


  1. Retrieve the photos


Example 2 Google Maps API:

  1. Open Chrome Browser
  2. Provide the following url and verify the JSON[Java Script Object Notation]

Validating the JSON Response:

  1. Access
  2. Provide the response and verify the content as mentioned below:

Rest API Examples

Accessing the Facebook API from Postman

  1. Download postman plugin in chrome.
  2. Launch Postman and update the following

    1. URL
    2. method type GET
    3. query params

      • access_token=<access_token from Example 1 Facebook API Step2 as mentioned above>
      • fields=id,name,picture

Rest API Examples

Accessing the Facebook API from WebBrower

  1. Open the browser
  2. Enter the following url<access_token from Example 1 Facebook API Step2 as mentioned above>&fields=id,name,picture
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