Random Images from API with python
By T. McDonald | 2/07/19
You may have heard of API’s and wondered what you can do with them. This is a simple but satisfying use of this powerful technology.
What is API?
Application programming interface.
What does it do?
An API will allow communication between two applications. The API I am using is a publicly available web-based API , which returns data as in JSON or XML. In other words, I send a message to a stated website and request some data, in this case images are then returned to me.
It is worth noting that the ['file'] at the end of json.loads() may be different in the website you are connecting to. I connected to randomcat.com.
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