This post will take a look at our REST API by creating a Python script to interact with the entity endpoint.
One of the key benefits of using standard technologies, formats, and protocols is the incredible amount of existing tooling that you get for free. Since we’ve been busy building our new service, backed by our ever changing database, we haven’t gotten around to client libraries yet.
However, we do speak JSON through REST over HTTPS. Every language already has battle hardened libraries for working with those. For Python, it doesn’t get much better than the requests library. Their motto is HTTP for Humans and it makes working with RESTful services a breeze.