Hi I am a C++ beginner, and I am wondering how it would be possible to program an android/web app.
For example, in the app a user would have an account established, and the his location and stats, all decided at runtime with user input.
What resources can I look into (or specific operations) that would allow me to ping google with a query, for example, "___ current weather" where blank is user's established location, say Toronto. And then, take the result, for example current weather in Toronto is 4 degrees, and output "Current weather in Toronto -- 4 degrees"
Is this even possible? Am I merging into API territory here?
Ideally, I would want to have those values generated for me.. I mean, I could use a CSV file, and then use std::getline but that is inefficient. How can I merge an API call, extract from the JSON file the ID, Name and Price elements, and afterwards construct the coins with the extracted data?
So, if you want to talk to it from C++, you need to use the REST protocol. Unfortunately, C++ really sucks when it comes to good libraries, which is odd given that C++ is a language for writing libraries. There's this REST client ( https://github.com/mrtazz/restclient-cpp.git ). But these things in C++ are never as easy to use as they are in other languages (like Ruby).
You can test the API with a REST plugin for your browser.
I understand, that's the general tone Im getting when I read through API related programming. I see you've listed Ruby; are C# and Java feasible languages to do this in? Ill be studying those two in school this semester, but if Ruby is better I will study Ruby on my own time as well.