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API "Hello World" code

The Stack Exchange API is based on HTTP and URLs, just like the web page you're browsing now. Except instead of HTML, the responses are all in JSON. Let's say we wanted to call the /info method: https:...
133 votes
30 answers

Py-StackExchange: An API wrapper for Python

UPDATE: 2.x support is now mainline! Please read the wiki page for important information about the update. A warm welcome to you, traveller. You have arrived at the home of Py-StackExchange, the ...
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23 votes
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Google App Engine [app]s - We are all on the same quota!

Noticing a couple of "This IP has exceeded the request-per-day limit" errors on StackPrinter log, I asked for a verification and the prompt answer was: There are a number of [app]s using Google ...
systempuntoout's user avatar
12 votes
1 answer

Why is my API quota not resetting after UTC reset?

According to How API Keys Work, the default daily API limit -- which is per site, per day -- is 300. I started with 300, as expected, but over a period of days, I've noticed that the remaining quota ...
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11 votes
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Is there a limit of API requests?

Our development community wants to use Stackoverflow: We used the Stackoverflow REST APIs to display the most recent requests on http://...
Niklas Heidloff's user avatar
10 votes
1 answer

Count of API Daily limits on different family sites

API daily limits: Key: 10,000 No Key: 300 How these caps are calculated daily, hitting different family sites? 300/10,000 requests on Stack Overflow + 300/10,000 requests on ...
systempuntoout's user avatar
8 votes
1 answer

How to make a Stack Exchange API call, using my key

I have a Meteor application and I'm making API calls like: var urlString = ""+surl; ("GET", urlString, {params:{site:"stackoverflow"}}, function (...
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7 votes
4 answers

API key limit increase support

One of the things that came up in the discussion on this question was the fact that the 10K limits might not be enough for websites that want to use the SE API. It might be a good idea to add a ...
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6 votes
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Where is the usage documentation?

I know this is probably a dumb question, but there's a bunch of documentation and I don't know what to do with this stuff. How do you use the API?
Jared's user avatar
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5 votes
2 answers

Can I apply the API Key first and do the application later?

I don't have an application to submit at the moment, but can I apply the key first?
YOU's user avatar
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4 votes
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Is the Stack API daily quota of 10,000 a hard limit, or can it be increased?

We are developing an indexer that will be used to store and serve up questions/answers related to our products. The indexer uses a key (and soon an access_token) to retrieve the data from Stack ...
Daniel Coughl's user avatar
4 votes
2 answers

rate-limit per endpoint per IP VS. server apps in hosted environments

I was wondering if the scenario of a server based app that lives in a hosted environment, where a single IP can be shared by many web sites. As I understand the rate-limit as it stands, every site on ...
Sky Sanders's user avatar
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3 votes
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What's the relation between access_token, key, quota_max, and throttling?

From How API Keys Work (FAQ) I read that the limit of requests per day per IP is 300 without a registered key, or 10000 with it. And this is what I see by experimenting myself: since I've not ...
Enlico's user avatar
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3 votes
1 answer

Update the default filter editor to use the API key

When I run a sample query using the SE API browser (is that right term?), say against /questions for example (here), I'll always see something to the effect of: ... "quota_remaining": 9424, "...
Marvin Pinto's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer

How to get all tags' descriptions from the Stack Exchange API directly?

I know I can get one tag description by request such as "". But if I use it more than hundreds of times, I will get a ...
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