Consuming HTTP Services in Python Transcripts
Chapter: Reading JSON data with requests
Lecture: Working with JSON from Python
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0:00 While HTML and text is really made for humans, that is not the focus of this course, a focus of this course is
0:07 to consume data and formats meant for programs and computers. So, what does that include, well, Json is the most popular
0:16 exchange format these days, especially around HTTP restful services, back when Soap was popular XML was really important
0:23 and we saw how XML being passed around or take things like rss feeds,
0:27 there is a number of older services that still use xml so we are going to work with that,
0:32 obviously binary data is very often something we want to access and download, think of a zip file or an image or something and then.
0:39 Soap, we are also going to come back and look at Soap, but for now, let's focus on Json, so we are going to look at
0:45 how we consume Json services, obviously, but before we do that, I think the right place to start is for us actually
0:52 to just do a little bit of work with Json in Python and leave the network out of it.