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Ashique Billa Molla
Ashique Billa Molla

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10 Cool Rest APIs for Your Next Projects

Finally, I have clicked the blue 'Write your first post now' button on the dev.to/dashboard page. Yes, Beautiful folks, here I am with my first blog post ever. In this article I have jotted down some REST APIs which will help you to consume needful data for your next websites. For the first 8 in the below list you do not even need to sign up!!🀘 Let's get started:

  1. JSON Place holder:
    JSON placeholder API is a very good API for beginners. This API comes with 6 common resources (comments, albums, photos, todos and users). You can also use their Mockend service to create your own API. However it is a paid version.
    JSON Place holder ScreenShot

  2. Lorem Picsum:
    To give your website an outstanding look, you have to embed photos and this Lorem Picsum API is photo factory. This is an wonderful API with the collection of pictures. By using various routes and query params (as stated in the documentation) you can fetch pictures of several size and categories.
    Lorem Picsum ScreenShot

  3. PokeAPI:
    This is a RESTful API with all the PokΓ©mon data in one place.
    PokeAPI ScreenShot

  4. The Star Wars API:
    The Star Wars API aka SWAPI have consolidated all the first 7 star wars movie data for us.
    The Star Wars API ScreenShot

  5. The Rick and Morty API:
    This one is a very interesting API with all the Rick & Morty sitcom character data. You can also apply filter, search and pagination functionality while consuming this API. Here is a very good project for beginners to learn react using this API.
    The Rick and Morty API ScreenShot

  6. Fake Store API:
    This is a free e-commerce API. You can consume it while you are making an e-commerce or shopping website without running any server-side code.
    Fake Store API ScreenShot

  7. REST Countries:
    Using this API you can get information about countries. This RESTful API's new version has added couple of new features along with search functionality. Refer the official documentation to get started.
    REST Countries ScreenShot

  8. OPEN Library API:
    A bunch of APIs is provided by the Open Library. Calling this API in your project you can exhibit books by authors, subject etc.
    OPEN Library API ScreenShot

  9. Weather API:
    You must have thought once to build an weather app. Weather API is the resource you need for that. This API needs API key to authorize.
    Weather API Screenshot

  10. NASA API:
    This website has listed super cool APIs provided by NASA with NASA data, including imagery. You do not need to authenticate in order to explore the NASA data. However, if you will be intensively using the APIs to, say, support a mobile application, then you should sign up for a NASA developer key.

NASA Screenshot

That was all spectacular REST APIs for the time being. Hopefully, you have found this list helpful. I would love to know which one you have used or you are going to use, comment belowπŸ‘‡. If you enjoyed this article share it with your friends. Also feel free to reach out to me if you have any feedback or facing any issue while fetching the APIs. Follow me on twitter ashique for learning web development easily. Thanks and see you in the next one, Happy coding!! 😁

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Medea

This is really cool for a first blog!

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Ashique Billa Molla Author

Thank you!! I am definitely gonna bring more😁

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Medea

also, I was going through your Twitter and I saw your tweets about HTML lists.
You can definitely write a blog about those.

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Ashique Billa Molla Author

Yes, sure!!

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Medea

Yea keep it up!

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Apruzzese Francesco

Superhero API website is broken

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Ashique Billa Molla Author

The day I published the article it was working fine. But now it's not.πŸ˜”

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Apruzzese Francesco

Update the article

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Ashique Billa Molla Author

Already done!! Replaced with another great API.

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Dev Soul

Really helpful and awesome...!!
Thanks a lot for sharing.

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Ashique Billa Molla Author

You are welcome πŸ€—

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Andrew Baisden

i use the Pokemon API so much in examples right now πŸ˜…

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Ivad Yves HABIMANA

This is really great!
Thanks!

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dnasedkina

Some are very imaginative πŸ˜€

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Ashique Billa Molla Author

Yeah, right!! My intention is to help the developers who are building projects for practice purpose. As a beginner and fan of some of that fictional stories/ characters it is really fun to develop a web application containing information about them😊 and obviously you will learn πŸ˜ƒ.

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Andy Piper

The Star Wars API only covers up to The Force Awakens, the last two films are not included :-( would be great to see a comprehensive one.

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Ashique Billa Molla Author • Edited on

I wish they will update some day. Thanks for pointing this out, man!!

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Arlemi

Good list! I personally use echo APIs quite a lot when testing things to make sure I know exactly what I'm sending to the server, like httpbin.org or postman-echo.com.

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Ashique Billa Molla Author

Thanks, man. I have just read about eco API, good for testing requests!!

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Anjan Shomodder

Thanks for the resources.

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Ashique Billa Molla Author

You are welcome. πŸ€—