PSPublicAPI – Module For Listing Free APIs For Use in Software and Web Development

The Public APIs repository on GitHub has a list of free APIs that you can use in software and web development. This is a great resource for finding out if there is a free public API for a specific task at hand. For example, if your application requires weather data, you can take a look at several free API options available and select the one that works for you. I have been following this repository and they have recently added something useful — a public API to query for public APIs!

I quickly created a new PowerShell module that wraps around the public API for the public APIs!

You can install this module from the gallery as well.

Install-Module -Name PSPublicAPI -Force

There are four commands in this module.

Get-PSPublicAPICategory – Gets a list of categories for the public API.

Get-PSPublicAPIHealth – Gets the health state of public API service.

Get-PSPublicAPIEntry – Gets specific APIs or all API entries from the public API service.

Get-PSPublicAPIRandomEntry – Gets a random API entry public API service or a random API entry matching a specific criteria.

The commands are pretty much self-explained and you can find the docs for each command here.

About the author: Ravikanth C

Ravikanth is the founder and editor of the PowerShell Magazine. He is also a PowerShell MVP who works at Dell Inc. He blogs at http://www.ravichaganti.com/blog and you can follow him on Twitter @ravikanth.

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