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Inspiration* What is AJAX? * Why use an API? * How can you identify AJAX requests in existing websites?
Perspiration* Clone the Move Planner repository * Implement the Google Streetview API * Implement the NY Times API * Error handling normal AJAX requests * Implement the Wikipedia API * Error handling JSON-P requests
Meditation* What did you learn? * How else can you apply AJAX to make speedy page loads? * Go customize!
- Cameron Pittman - A passionate educator and programmer, Cameron lives and breathes web development as he creates programming courses at Udacity. Before coming here, Cameron was a combination Director of Content and web developer at Seattle startup LearnBIG. He taught four years of high school physics and chemistry in Nashville, TN, during which time he pioneered teaching physics with the video game Portal 2. Cameron graduated with a degree in physics and astronomy from Vanderbilt University and earned his master's in teaching from Belmont University.
Udacity is a for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). According to Thrun, the origin of the name Udacity comes from the company's desire to be "audacious for you, the student". While it originally focused on offering university-style courses, it now focuses more on vocational courses for professionals.