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CodeBytes - Let's build a basic API



We have decided by popular demand to do the rest api challenge again! For those of you who have already done it you either extend the functionality of your api or help someone working on this for the first timee.

We will be building a basic API. For this exercise you will need to do some prep before the meeting. We have setup steps for Ruby, Python, and Node.js. If you are interested in a language outside of those let us know and we can try to accommodate. There are some examples in our API challenge repo currently for other languages check it out here: https://github.com/CodeBytes-PDX/rest-api-challenge  

You can find the Ruby starting steps and basic app here: https://github.com/CodeBytes-PDX/rest-api-challenge/blob/master/ruby/setup.md

The Python starting steps are here: https://github.com/CodeBytes-PDX/rest-api-challenge/blob/master/python/setup.md

For now here are some resources to look through:

Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Representational_state_transfer

Ruby: http://apionrails.icalialabs.com/book/frontmatter

Node.js: https://medium.freecodecamp.com/building-a-simple-node-js-api-in-under-30-minutes-a07ea9e390d2


We are asking for voluntary meetup dues to help cover costs. The suggested donation is $3 per meetup or $25 for the rest of the year.

This is voluntary, and is not intended to stop anyone from coming to the meetup. If you would like to help us out use the "Chip in" button on the left sidebar. All meetup dues go directly to paying for the meetup.com subscription, food, and space costs.

Code of Conduct

Codebytes is dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming environment for everybody to grow and learn in a collaborative setting. Treat each other with respect and graciousness. We believe that diverse thinking leads to better answers. We eagerly welcome all people regardless of an individual's race, color, religion, veteran status, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy status, sex, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, mental or physical ability, medical condition, personal appearance, sexual orientation or any other characteristics protected by law.

By attending Codebytes you are agreeing to the following:

• You will not engage in harassing or discriminatory behavior. 
• You will credit everyone who helped create the code you worked on. 
• You will be respectful of people at all skill levels and learning styles.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Sam or Alison.