I am trying to dip my toe into working with Meraki API's to collect data or even maybe make some changes. I see the value and potential in it, but haven't really broken through that barrier to entry yet. I took several programming classes in college and high school, but no real experience working with API's or Python specifically.
Does anyone have any good resources that they could refer me to to getting started with this kind of stuff? I have a Meraki Lab at home, and would love to be able to play around with that setup, just getting familiar with the connections and work flows. I really learn well from video/example formats. I tend to learn best by doing.
Really appreciate any suggestions you can offer me!
Coding games are fun too! I do Checkio.org because it was pretty and the Python exercises are presented in ways I understand. It's a good way to learn how to do things using the basic libraries, especially string manipulation.
Plus you get points, do quests, and open up new areas as you earn experience. What's not to love?
Just want to point out you don't need to use Python if there are other scripting languages you are more comfortable with. We use both nodejs and php at my company and pretty much any language that can make an HTTP request will work. So if you do feel comfortable with something else, you may want to start there.
With that said, if you still don't have any idea where to start the majority of the samples and SDKs available for Meraki API are Python based, so the resources already provide in this thread are great to start with.