Step 1: Creating the Source
Airbyte provides a code generator which bootstraps the scaffolding for our connector.
$ cd airbyte-integrations/connector-templates/generator # assumes you are starting from the root of the Airbyte project.
# Install NPM from https://www.npmjs.com/get-npm if you don't have it
This will bring up an interactive helper application. Use the arrow keys to pick a template from the list. Select the
Python HTTP API Source template and then input the name of your connector. The application will create a new directory in airbyte/airbyte-integrations/connectors/ with the name of your new connector.
For this walk-through we will refer to our source as
python-http-example. The finalized source code for this tutorial can be found here.
The source we will build in this tutorial will pull data from the Rates API, a free and open API which documents historical exchange rates for fiat currencies.