Is there anyone who understands and could help me understand how to use the IMDb API? I know that one has to sign up to RapidAPI and that one can download 1000 files per month (I think it is). But I have no idea how to use the API or gather the info that I require from the database, which is just the basics, such as, Director, Actors, Genre, Year. Rating etc
I have no idea how to use API's properly (which doesn't help), but any help would be appreciated.
Post by Chris Iverson on Mar 18, 2021 23:18:21 GMT -5
There's usually documentation provided on what all the endpoints are, what their parameters are, and what you should receive back.
HTTP APIs are generally fairly simple in concept; you just load up a URL with a specific set of parameters, and parse the page you get back for a response.
It's all the details that make things complex.
You might be able to just use HTTPGET$() to make simple requests, although if you're required to authenticate, you might have to go to something a bit more complex, like Windows' built-in HTTP client(WinHTTP).