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Are there any sample 3rd party APIs that I could make use for practicing Salesforce Apex callouts.

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Requestb.in works very well for testing Apex callouts - it will show you the content of your request. Use https://requestbin.herokuapp.com for HTTPS.

Yahoo Weather API will give you JSON or XML formatted weather data.

Google Geocoding API will give you latitude/longitude for addresses - you could populate the geolocation fields on an Account in a future method called from a trigger.

Twilio is great for SMS (and voice) - you can callout to send SMS messages, and expose an endpoint to receive them.

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  • @metadaddy I was wondering if there were more like a raw APIs. As I would want to use them to invoke in Apex controllers to make the insert/view its data in Salesforce objects. The referral links that you've provided didn't have that ability or I might I misunderstood them. – Sapthagiri Mar 20 '15 at 9:29
  • You're right - Requestb.in only lets you test that your callout is successfully hitting the endpoint - it doesn't give you any other useful data in response. I'll update my answer with more options. – metadaddy Mar 20 '15 at 15:35
  • The modified links seems to be resourceful and helpful. I started to work on them (as a beginner) and shall reach out if needed any further information. – Sapthagiri Mar 24 '15 at 13:14

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