Responder Web Framework Mini-course Transcripts
Chapter: Welcome to the course
Lecture: Follow along

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0:00 Think back to when you were younger, much younger.
0:02 And you were playing with Legos or something like this.
0:05 These look like so much fun, right?
0:07 And see, there's a little dragon head there in the middle
0:09 and there's a bunch of blocks
0:10 and maybe somethin' from a spaceship, who knows?
0:13 Well, this looks like fun.
0:15 But it's a lot more fun to actually follow along
0:18 and build something.
0:20 So this course is built for you to follow along in two ways.
0:23 So I want to highlight those right at the beginning.
0:25 In case you want to follow along, you can.
0:27 You don't have to, all right?
0:29 If you just want to watch and let it wash over you
0:32 that's great, you can totally do that.
0:33 But if you want to follow along
0:34 there's two things you can do.
0:36 First, when we work our way
0:38 through all the demos and stuff
0:39 you could pause the videos and just go and recreate that.
0:43 You might need to grab the data that we're using
0:45 off of the GitHub repository.
0:47 But after that, you should be able to follow along
0:48 and create it yourself.
0:49 So one, step one, round one, version one
0:52 of this would be to follow along.
0:55 The second is this thing I'm calling "Your Turn."
0:58 So if you GitHub repo, actually to this folder here
1:01 linked at the bottom, you'll see
1:03 we put together a separate independent project
1:06 that was not presented in this video
1:08 for you to also follow along.
1:11 So here we are in this responder webframe
1:15 marked "Minicourse", Github repository.
1:17 And here's your turn I was talking about.
1:19 So if we go in here you can see, there's a couple of steps.
1:22 It's not like, do X, type Y, and so on.
1:25 It's more like, here's some ideas of how you can explore
1:28 to build something with Responder.
1:31 We're going to use this Mockaroo service
1:33 go over here you can see if I log in.
1:36 Mockaroo will let us generate things like
1:38 ID, first name, email.
1:39 And I can even preview it and it'll show me
1:42 some pretty cool data there, actually.
1:43 But you can go further and click here and say
1:45 "I would like a animal scientific name,"
1:48 or, "Bitcoin address."
1:50 You see, there's all sorts of stuff here.
1:53 So the idea is, you go to this Mockaroo service.
1:56 You look through that data source
1:58 of sets of data sources you can generate, and go
2:00 "Oh, I have an idea for a veterinary clinic,"
2:02 "or a Bitcoin company," or whatever, right?
2:06 Look through and find something interesting
2:07 and generate a bunch of data.
2:09 You can save it as JSON, here's a way to load it back up
2:11 as JSON into Python dictionaries that you can use.
2:14 And then here's a simple example of
2:16 building out some sort of API endpoint.
2:19 And you'll have seen this, you'll see how this goes.
2:23 So here, just a reminder on how that works.
2:25 And you always look back at the demo code.
2:27 And I encourage you, after you've seen the short course
2:29 after you've followed along, to go explore Mockaroo.
2:32 Build an interesting fake data set and then
2:34 build an interesting fake service to work with that.
2:38 All right, well hopefully this adds a fun twist
2:40 at the end of the course for you.