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Understand the Basics of HTTP

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Pete Johanson
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In this course, we will learn the fundamentals of the Hypertext Transport Protocol (HTTP) by exploring several popular HTTP APIs such as the GitHub API. Starting with the basic structure of an HTTP request and response, we will then delve into the specifics of each element of the request/response messages. Using concrete examples from these APIs, we will cover request methods, response status codes, messages headers, and message bodies. Along the way, you'll learn about specific message headers, such as Cache-Control, and Cookie and how they control the behavior of clients/browsers and HTTP API services.

This course uses HTTPie, if you would like to follow along with the instructor you can download the client here.

Learner Reviews

  • Nico Castro
    9 months ago
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    What did you like about this course?

    Excellent overview, great to get rid of any cobwebs you might have around HTTP requests/responses if it's not something you have to worry about day-to-day. Love how you did a little one-line summary at the end of each video. Thanks Pete!

  • USS Discovery
    a year ago
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    What did you like about this course?

    Clarity. Details were explained well. Use of github api was great.

  • Marcell Ciszek
    a year ago
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    What would make this course a 7 for you?

    Great coursy with great content. Thank you

  • Vishnuvardhan Gillella
    a year ago
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    What did you like about this course?

    It's a very concise and basic course to learn about various HTTP methods. Learnt something new about redirects in this course

  • Najib Coutya
    a year ago
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    Excellent concise course. Thank you

  • Veekas Shrivastava
    2 years ago
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    What would make this course a 7 for you?

    Great course. Very clear and concise, but a little more beginner-level than I was expecting. That's not necessarily a bad thing, though. Thanks Pete!

Course Content

32m • 12 lessons

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