If you’re into web development, it’s likely that the terms API, REST, RESTful are familiar to you. As a beginner, I struggled (Still am) to get a layman definition of REST, and then, translating the concept into code.
There are hundreds of Bitcoin alternatives out there. One term for these is Altcoins, another generic term is cryptocurrency. It’s only worth investing money and time into ones that will stay in existence and grow. Just like with any investment, it’s best to buy at a low price. In some cases that means buying them at a low price on an exchange, and for others it’s mining them with specially designed computing machines.