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How to Interpret an API: From start to working code



FileMaker DevCon Innovation Track 002

Speaker: Salvatore Colangelo

Session Description
FileMaker has all the tools you need to integrate with Web Services—but how to get started?

In this session, we’ll examine examples of external APIs that users want to build into a FileMaker solution: what to look for in the documentation, how you convert that into FileMaker code, and how to build a real working example.

This walkthrough session will look at each of the steps, defining a framework applicable to most of the modern web APIs.

Recommended Background
Basic knowledge of web technologies, the FileMaker Platform, scripting and custom functions.

Session Objectives
Understand the API language/documentation
Creating JSON inputs and parsing outputs
Test cases for the basic operations
A framework to apply in the real world