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 develop applications, we recommend the Python programming language. 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 with good JSON parsing support (JSON 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.