Learn JavaScript: Requests


Hi, I’m new here and new to programming. The first 3/4s of the Intro to JavaScript course was really great, and In had no trouble understanding it. I get to Requests and suddenly everything is going over my head. It feels like a lot of information was skipped and they just expect you to know things. I have no idea what an API is or XHR or AJAX or ‘json’. They kind of just toss you in head first and expect you to know whats going on. A little help? I’m really lost here.


Yes, the focus shifts from the Javascript language itself to the practical application of JavaScript (what we can do with javascript)

that can be quite a step.

This article covers it nicely:


there are plenty of good articles out there, which you can read

start with understanding HTTP, servers and clients.