Where to start?

100 Undead Warlock

I am a relatively new programmer, and I was curious as to what I could do that involved both programming and World of Warcraft. I've looked around and found this lovely place, but I'm afraid I'm a bit lost. Is there a beginner guide somewhere that I can read, or another website that has some more information? I've read the bit at the top, but I was hoping there was something that had a little more. I see that a good background of HTTP is a nice thing to have - I suppose it would be best to start there?

Thank you for any help! I appreciate your time!


Since I am most familiar with Java, I went and used the java.net package to access the URL and gain the .json info. After doing this, I'm wondering what to do with that data - Is this where I would use one of the API's to work with it?
Edited by Solicer on 2/24/2013 4:44 PM PST
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100 Night Elf Hunter
the api docs are very well explained on how to get the data .. but as for the use thats up to the user ..

there are also many api wrappers based on the language you wana use ...
ui use php and as a long time coding dev for WoWroster.net we have added the api features to our script
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