Pre-Flight Checklist

Self-assessment and introduction

Welcome! This is the first "serious" programming challenge in the Webcraft 101 series, and is meant to take you through some important and exciting web programming concepts.

Like all challenges, this challenge is not meant to teach you what you need to complete it, but rather to provide a means for you to demonstrate (and practice) important skills through guided exercises. Some people have already picked up these skills, while others are using the challenge to guide their peer-based or personal study. It's all up to you. 

You can take as long as you like to complete the challenges. But keep in mind that research shows it helps to set aside dedicated time when learning new things, and to keep a consistent pace.  An exciting side-effect is that often, a fuzzy kind of virtual cohort emerges when several people are actively involved in the challenge. Who knows, you might find yourself being swept along in the excitement :). 

To complete this first task, introduce yourself, say a few things about your background ("total n00b" is just fine!), and feel free to share any fears or questions you have about taking the challenge. 

Welcome to Programming with APIs!

Task Discussion

  • Ehabz said:


    Good job from p2pu. I liked the idea of knowledge sharing. I am total new here and would seek some help 

    Let's rock some APIs :)


    on Oct. 22, 2013, 10:32 a.m.
  • Abhinav Gupta said:

    Here to learn How to make social website.
    Hope it starts well.

    on Oct. 19, 2013, 3:56 p.m.
  • Srinivas said:

    Want to learn about API's

    on Oct. 16, 2013, 12:52 p.m.
  • Thage said:

    Hey, I just want to learn because I feel that learning is great. :)

    on Oct. 10, 2013, 7:32 p.m.
  • Lindsay said:

    Hello! I am a Noob!! My husband is actually a programmer and had worked withTwitters API. So as I was going through my webmaking 101 challenges I saw this and thought it would be interesting to try! Wish me luck maybe I can impress my hubby with something I learn here :)

    on Sept. 25, 2013, 9:39 p.m.
  • Samuel Afolaranmi said:

    a total noob here.... anyone ready to help me please

    on Sept. 13, 2013, 10:56 a.m.
  • bmearns said:

    I'm not really sure what this whole P2PU thing is yet, but I really like learning new things.

    on Sept. 6, 2013, 1:33 p.m.
  • Siddharth said:

    Hi..Total begginer here...need to learn a lot of help me out wen needed pls..!

    on Sept. 1, 2013, 7:05 a.m.
  • Richard said:

    I'm trying to code a script to list my twitter followers and am sure there is a simple way to do this with the Twitter API...I hope to find something suitable as I go through this course!

    on Aug. 16, 2013, 5:57 p.m.
  • papajo said:

    Ah hello! noob here...might need your help learning this new area! thanks!

    on Aug. 5, 2013, 10:24 a.m.
  • Eenvincible said:

    It would be important to note that the Twitter APIs have changed, they now require authentication!

    on Aug. 1, 2013, 11:49 a.m.

    CProdigy said:

    Ah Sincerely, Ethan Ross
    on Aug. 1, 2013, 11:57 a.m. in reply to Eenvincible

    Anonym said:

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    on Aug. 1, 2013, 12:11 p.m. in reply to CProdigy

    Anonym said:

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    on Aug. 1, 2013, 12:11 p.m. in reply to Eenvincible
  • Tpd said:

    Hi I'm am a total novice. I have a design business and want to lean about web development for static, content management and shopping

    on July 28, 2013, 7:55 a.m.
  • Abe said:

    I actually think I have mastered basics of Web Development and now i want to engulf in something more advanced so I think that makes me a little more than a n00b lol :)

    on July 21, 2013, 6:52 p.m.
  • Matthew McKenna said:

    Short: Noob, see:


    Longer: I'm pretty new to crafting code for my custom purposes.  Have done most of my learning in this area thus far on Codecademy, but am starting to utilize GitHub a little as I'm able to make more useful stuff.  

    Feel free to get in touch if you want to meet up in the Bay Area to work on this or similar courses,


    on July 18, 2013, 11:47 a.m.
  • MilakaiLeigh said:


    Angie here.  I've never taken a p2pu course before so I'm using this challenge to see what it's all about.  I've worked with API's a little in the past, primarily building the API instead of actually consuming it.  

    So, here goes...

    on July 17, 2013, 1:52 p.m.
  • Kaustubh said:


    This is Kaustubh (kvdy). I am all set and ready to dive into the world of web development. I have worked in Java/J2EE for almost 9 years now and would like to transition into full time web development. 

    Happy to be part of this community. 

    on July 4, 2013, 10:34 a.m.
  • Rixup said:

    Im looking forward to getting started with my new learning. I am excited about it and will be an asset in the future.

    on June 18, 2013, 7:57 a.m.
  • Fearnot said:

    Want to get grips with web services and API's ....REST & SOAP .....not that i'm tired and need a bath

    on June 9, 2013, 7:17 p.m.
  • thorne said:



    I'm excited about the possibilities of using Twitter to find and communicate specific information. I'm getting back into programming after taking some time away from it, so I'm both apprehensive and optimistic about what I'll be able to do after this challenge!



    on June 9, 2013, 1:41 a.m.
  • Gabriel P said:

    Gabriel here.
    I`m a beginner in this field and I want to learn more.

    on June 8, 2013, 4:50 a.m.