I am in my final semester of college and the seminar course I am taking requires small teams of students to create a web application based on a given set of business and software requirements. As a group of computer information systems majors the task seemed daunting to most, because most of us hadn’t built anything from scratch. I have some professional experience as a junior frontend developer, so I wasn’t as nervous at first. The professor wanted us to create a database week 1, so we did. He wanted HTML and CSS week 2, so I got it knocked out no problem. But the end of week 3 was quickly approaching and I had no fathomable idea what we were going to use for the backend of this application. I have some experience with ASP.net, but the school IIS server just wasn’t going to cut it. That’s when I remembered an API that a fellow frontend developer had done a lunch and learn on at work.
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