Welcome to the Materials Project Developer's Area. This page describes how to develop your own applications using the data and software of the Materials Project.
Although you can use any programming language to access Materials Project data, we recommend the Python language for development. Python is the language of the Materials Project codebases, and is widely used and supported by the scientific community. If you choose not to use Python, we suggest a language that with good JSON parsing support (either natively or through a robust library). The JSON language is the data exchange format of the Materials Project. In addition, we suggest a language that can easily make requests to web servers and fetch responses as JSON.