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When I first started working on the Wikipedia Viewer page, all of this API stuff sounded like complete gibberish. I tried searching in Google, all over these forums, and even copied some live working examples from working sites made by other people. Nothing worked, so eventually I decided to cut my losses and move onto the next project, rather than risk getting fed up and having the whole thing fizzle out due to lack of progress.
Well, I’ve managed to finish all of the advanced projects and algorithms, and I’m now back to this same thing. Despite everything I’ve learned from the rest of this curriculum, this API stuff still might as well be written in Swahili, or Martian, or Braille. I’ve copied more examples, Googled everything I can think of (which led me to more stuff to copy), and read through at least a dozen pages of ancient Gaelic nonsense on the API documentation page. This is ridiculous.
In my code, I have copied “working” examples of both an AJAX call and a getJSON call, neither of which I fully understand, and neither of which actually produce anything. I have no idea how to debug this or what kinds of things to look for or how to even ask the right questions to describe wtf is going on here. What is going on, and why is this so difficult compared to all of the other “advanced” stuff that I was able to plow through in a matter of a few days?
I apologize for the rant, but this is just not working for me and there’s simply no reason it should be this hard.