Programming Foundations: APIs and Web Services
I took this course this summer to enhance my technology skills in using APIs and prepare for the class web service programming. In this course I learned about the advantages and considerations of web services, how web services are secured and the differences between authentication and authorization, and the differences between REST and SOAP APIs. The course went over when SOAP APIs are used, what the web service description language (WSDL) is, and introduced how to use GraphQL. This relates to my coursework because the web service programming class will require an understanding of REST APIs.