Fun with NASA's Open Data Portal - News - SparkFun Electronics
peter.suber's bookmarks 2018-10-25
"One of the most powerful tools available to tinkerers and prototypers is the Application Program Interface. An API is the structure by which two computer programs talk to each other – think of it as a traffic cop for information traveling between two applications.
In a workshop at SXSW EDU last year, I encountered NASA’s open data platform. My mind was blown by the fact that a good percentage of NASA’s projects reveal their data and code through an open API, and it’s all fairly well supported and reasonably easy to get started with...."