First off, it’s cool that there is a list of free, public APIs you can use on your own project. IMHO, this is the way to get started on writing an interesting app because you don’t have to host anything or write a backend.
The focus is on clarity. Guidelines include “Clarity is more important than brevity”, “Include all the words needed to avoid ambiguity”, “Omit needless words”, “Stick to the established meaning”. Most of these could practically apply to real life. 🤷🏻♂️
But this one just sounds cool: “Take extra care with unconstrained polymorphism.” 🤯 (Always a solid idea.)
I know people love Postman for a REST API client. And it’s a great tool, especially for automation and team collaboration.
But as a picky Mac user, I prefer Paw. Paw has a truly native Mac feel. The app is intuitive and beautiful, and it gives you a ton of amazing options for viewing REST responses. So just a shout out to a tool I really like. 😊
The recent discovery of the YNAB API has me visualizing some sort of personal client where I can manage my budget and do everything else in my life from one place. Maybe a command-line tool on my Mac terminal? 😆🤓 Why not write and edit blog posts from there too? I mean, it’s possible. I might do it just because it’s so nerdy.
I’m not sure what I would do with this. Part of me wants to post my budget as a widget on this site so I can always see it. 😲 Another part of me wants to write a command-line script that gives me my current budget in plaintext from my Mac Terminal. 🤓