Free Quotes API over HTTPS without API keys

Free Quotes API over HTTPS without API keys
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#1

I just finished my Random Quotes Machine on CodePen. However, I want to serve it out of GitHub and there are two problems with this:

  1. As per GitHub’s recent policy, I must serve over HTTPS; thus, I must also get the quotes over HTTPS.

  2. As GitHub is public, I would prefer not to expose any API keys in my code.

So, does anyone know a free quotes API that serves over HTTPS and does not require API keys?


#2

#3

Sweet. I was thinking of a similar thing where I might be forced to crawl the web to make a database of quotes! Glad to see someone already doing it.

It appears a bit unstable though, given that it might get pulled down anytime. Thanks though!


#4

If you want complete control over the endpoint, another camper came up with an interesting hack utilising codepen as his own ‘database’:


#5

Interesting. That does suggest the obvious idea of using my own GItHub account as the database itself. That would solve all my problems but it might cause a problem for users: if my quotes JSON/JS file is huge, each user will have an initial time cost of downloading the entire file.

I could try dividing the quotes into multiple files ordered by author. That could mitigate this upfront cost.


#6

Thanks JacksonBates for random-quote api


#7

Dear JacksonBates, THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!


#8

Thanks for your work, JacksonBates!!!