Learn JavaScript: Requests


#1

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.


#2

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:

https://medium.freecodecamp.org/what-is-an-api-in-english-please-b880a3214a82

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

start with understanding HTTP, servers and clients.