Tag Archives: api

Wikipedia Data Stream

Streaming data is an important part of modern data processing. If you are just starting out, and perhaps don’t yet work somewhere with access to a big data streaming infrastructure, it can be hard to know where to start. This post talks you through a simple wikipedia data stream example from the wikimedia documentation. Wikipedia… Read More »

Flask RESTful API JSON

JSON is a common format for sending data to and from a RESTful API. In this post we’ll see how we can allow a simple Flask API to receive a JSON input. This post extends my previous post which made a simple Flask RESTful API and uses the Flask ‘get_json()’ method to accept JSON input.… Read More »

Some Cool Open Data API

In this post I’ve found some cool open data APIs which allow access to a range of data including environmental, weather, economic, and transport data. Organisations are increasingly making their data available via an API. An API, or Application Programming Interface allows users to access services or data using a particular set of commands or… Read More »