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What's your favorite tool, SDK or language to to access Rest APIs

I have been looking into some Rest APIs for Open Data. There are many languages out there (most) that have reasonably easy to use programming constructs and APIs out there that you can use to access ...
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Eurostat metadata via API

Eurostat, the agency managing statistics related to the European Union, has an API for accessing their statistics. The data is accessed in different forms e.g. the actual dataset / observations and ...
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Get random city of any country

I am looking for an public Rest API which I can consume and get random city name at every time. No inputs (like country). City can be any size, it can be a village, town, city..
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Famous people API

I'm looking for an API for retrieving data about famous people, and most preferably to retrieve info about inspirational famous women in the last 100 years. Can you please tell me where to start ...
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Wikidata - How to get a table with all US cities with associated counties?

I did not find existing data of good quality that I can use directly. I thought that Wikidata was the best source to use and that it would be an opportunity to learn how to extract from this data ...
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Open Data platform from scratch [closed]

I am doing research on how to build an open data platform with a web portal and a REST interface without relying on a turnkey solution. I found different solutions: CKAN, Socrata, OpenDataSoft and ...
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Is there a way to ask a CKAN repository only for changed datasets after a certain time?

I am trying to harvest several CKAN repositories for their metadata, using CKAN REST API. I wanted to only update the changed datasets (metadata only) in my repository, but I do not see a way to ...
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Is it correct to use a full URI as a parameter to another operation?

Is it correct to use a full URI as a parameter to another operation? I think this is best described by example: Consumer calls: http://my-rest.my-org.com/api/films And receives a film Name: ...
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Open API for currency conversion / exchange rates to EUR/USD/GBP (daily settlements)

I'm looking for free open APIs (XML or REST(JSON)*) that I can access from my program code to get the (daily) exchange rate for foreign currencies to the Euro, Dollar or British Pound (especially from ...
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