Hack at bitly’s API with our new class on Codecademy!

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At bitly, we strongly believe in open APIs and want to make it as easy as possible for you to build awesome stuff. Today we’re excited to announce a partnership with Codecademy that will help newbie and expert developers alike use our API. Codecademy teaches the basics of programming and how to build great companies, products, and applications, and now has classes designed by the API experts themselves (the people from the companies that have developed these open APIs for you to use). Our new API class, ‘Getting Started with bitly’ will make getting started coding on top of our API super fast. 

Wondering what we’ll be teaching you in these classes? You’ll learn how to use bitly for sharing links and seeing how they spread across the social web, and about the new social data and API endpoints that we launched yesterday. Our new Codecademy course will go over how to accomplish the following using our APIs:

How to shorten a link

Find the number of clicks on a link

Find the sites sending traffic to a link

Find the category of a page

Search the social web for interesting links

We hope you dive right in. For full API documentation check out our dev site. Send your questions, comments and ideas to api@bitly.com. We can’t wait to see what you make!