Stack Exchange API

October 2, 2011

Introduction

Two weeks ago I was playing around with the Stack Exchange API to see if it was easy to build a custom flair application. You know, this little guy:

Flair

How hard can it be to retrieve a user’s profile, badge count and reputation updates? Surely, Stack Exchange has an API. And they do…and it’s pretty easy to use. Let’s quickly cobble together a small sample application.

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