hen you type a website, for example, www.twitter.com into your browser then a request goes out to Twitter’s remote server. Once your browser receives the response, it interprets the code and displays the page. Therefore, Twitter’s server is an API. The Application Programming interface is a computing interface that defines interactions between multiple software intermediaries. It defines the kinds of calls or requests that can be made, how to make them, the data formats that should be used, the conventions to follow, etc (Definition from Wikipedia). Whenever you visit a page on the web, you interact with some remote server’s API. Most large companies have built APIs for their customers or internal use.
Sounds complicated? Of course, NoCode has a solution. Let us explore this NoCode tool for API.
PrestoAPI started as an internal project within 3nom IT an IT Solutions company HQ'd in Teaneck, NJ. NoCode Journal spoke with Andrew Samole who is a Full Stack Developer at 3nom about PrestoAPI. PrestoAPI is a NoCode REST API tool that lets you build an API within minutes. To get started, register for an account then it has a demo or docs for generating RESTful API endpoints from connected databases. In the process of creating RESTful API, there are 3 simple steps: Connecting to a data source, Creating a project and Creating endpoints for the API. The first step in creating a RESTful API is connecting your database to PrestoAPI. After creating a database connection, you can create a project. The workspace connected to one or more databases. Within a project, admins can manage user roles and users can define project-specific endpoints.
And the last step is creating the endpoints for the API. Customizable URL endpoints to create, read, update, or delete data from the data source. Endpoints are given a URL prefix associated with its project for access in any application.
It currently supports database systems such as SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Oracle database systems. PrestoAPI supports Get, Post, Put, and Delete methods and customizability for each includes: query parameters, authorization headers, custom queries, and specific table columns. You wouldn’t have to worry about the security with PrestoAPI because you can manage user roles for user access to specific resources and your information is stored on your database. It lets you assign roles to users throughout the application or specific projects. It is also secured through Identity Server, OAuth 2.0, and Active Directory.
To add an authentication tab within a project, users can set up Authentication for your project and manage role-based Authorization of API resources. Choose between these 3 plans:
- Free - $0 per month
It indicates 1 User, 1 Database, 1 Project and 10 Endpoints.
- Pro - $149 per month
It has 5 Users, 10 Databases,10 Projects and 50 Endpoints. It lets you manage User Roles, Custom Scripts and API Statistics.
- Enterprise - Contact PrestoAPI for pricing
It has unlimited Users, Databases, 10 Projects, and 50 Endpoints. It also lets you manage User Roles, Custom Scripts and API Statistics, Active Directory, and VPN IPSec Tunnel.
Non-programmers don’t need to know extensive technical jargon. With this NoCode tool you will still be able to understand the basics since nowadays, integrations between technology are often critical components of anyone's job. PrestoAPI helps NoCoders build and access the API with your API key with very little coding required.