I love movies, and I thought this would be a great way to demonstrate an open API. I wrote a simple API using REST. Although I have created web services with Microsoft’s SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol), but I have found REST (Representational State Transfer) a bit easier to work with due to its flexibility. As much as I like working with XML, JQuery and PHP together make JSON encoding fairly straightforward, and I personally find JSON a little easier to read than XML.

The Schema for this exercise is located here: schema_top-bo-movies-afi.json

Below is a Bootstrap Grid listing all of the records. As I get more time, I will add additional items to the list. Feel free to test and consume. If traffic gets to be too high, I can password protect it.