Python’s Requests Library (Guide)

Making HTTP Requests With Python

The requests library is the de facto standard for making HTTP requests in Python. It abstracts the complexities of making requests behind a beautiful, simple API so that you can focus on interacting with services and consuming data in your application.

Throughout this course, you’ll see some of the most useful features that requests has to offer as well as how to customize and optimize those features for different situations you may come across. You’ll also learn how to use requests in an efficient way as well as how to prevent requests to external services from slowing down your application.

Fetching & Sending Data

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Participant Comments

adriangaluszka on May 11, 2019

Great and up to date course!

Abby Jones on June 25, 2019

I am learning SO much about Python, VIM, and now bpython. RealPython is literally the best site I have ever learned from. It’s increasing my workflow productivity.

hithard on Sept. 1, 2019

Very simple way to explain complicated stuff. Thanks a lot

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