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Python Network Programming Cookbook by Dr. M. O. Faruque Sarker

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Collecting some photo information from Flickr using REST

Many Internet websites provide a web services interface through their REST APIs. Flickr, a famous photo sharing website, has a REST interface. Let's try to gather some photo information to build a specialized database or other photo-related application.

How to do it...

We need the REST URLs for making the HTTP requests. For simplicity's sake, the URLs are hard coded in this recipe. We can use the third-party requests module to make the REST requests. It has the convenient get(), post(), put(), and delete() methods.

In order to talk to Flickr web services, you need to register yourself and get a secret API key. This API key can be placed in a local_settings.py file or supplied via the command ...

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