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Intro to AJAX

via Udacity


In this course you will learn how to make asynchronous requests with JavaScript (using jQuery’s AJAX functionality), and gain a better understanding of what’s actually happening when you do so. You will also learn how to use data APIs so you can take advantage of freely accessible data in your applications, including photo results, news articles and up-to-date data about the world around us.

As part of the course, you’ll be building a web app that will help people learn about a place where they want to move! Your app will query the Google Streetview, Wikipedia and New York Times APIs!

This course is also a part of our Front-End Web Developer Nanodegree.


  • Introduction
    • What is AJAX?,Why use an API?,How can you identify AJAX requests in existing websites?
  • Using APIs with AJAX
    • Clone the Move Planner repository.,Implement the Google Streetview API.,Implement the NY Times API.
  • AJAX and Your Projects
    • What did you learn?,How else can you apply AJAX to make speedy page loads?,Customizing your sites.

Taught by

Cameron Pittman


3.8 rating, based on 6 Class Central reviews

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  • It's GOOD. Maybe cos I'm someone who likes having immediate help when I'm stuck (hence the solution videos was a main reason why I gave 5 stars), but through this 'help' and modelling the code from this course, I managed to fix some old attempt at an AJAX call that I got stuck at while trying to complete freecodecamp earlier this year in a matter of an hour. Easy to follow, concise and good easy examples of real world usage. :D Finished this course within 1-2 hours. You can do so too!
  • Mark
    Looking for a good course on API's that I still have not found. This course material is outdated, instructor teaches nothing but instead just directs you to external links to learn on your own, then submit a "quiz'.

  • Huxiaoba
    I don't think the course is useful cause after course I still don't know much about Ajax. I still don't know what to do next time I write code of ajax.
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