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What is API?

This is a discussion on What is API? within the Programming forums, part of the Web Designing & Development category; API is the acronym for Application Programming Interface, which is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to ...

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    API is the acronym for Application Programming Interface, which is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other. Each time you use an app like Facebook, send an instant message, or check the weather on your phone, you’re using an API.
    When you use an application on your mobile phone, the application connects to the Internet and sends data to a server. The server then retrieves that data, interprets it, performs the necessary actions and sends it back to your phone. The application then interprets that data and presents you with the information you wanted in a readable way. This is what an API is - all of this happens via API.

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    Application program interface (API) is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. An API specifies how software components should interact and APIs are used when programming graphical user interface (GUI) components. A good API makes it easier to develop a program by providing all the building blocks. A programmer then puts the blocks together.
    Types of APIs
    There are many different types of APIs for operating systems, applications or websites. Windows, for example, has many API sets that are used by system hardware and applications — when you copy and paste text from one application to another, it is the API that allows that to work.
    Most operating environments, such as MS-Windows, provide APIs, allowing programmers to write applications consistent with the operating environment. Today, APIs are also specified by websites. For example, Amazon or eBay APIs allow developers to use the existing retail infrastructure to create specialized web stores. Third-party software developers also use Web APIs to create software solutions for end-users.

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    An Application Program Interface (API) is a code that permits two software programs to communicate with each other.

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    A set of functions and procedures that allow the creation of applications which access the features or data of an operating system, application, or other service.

    For example when we use any on-line shopping application at that time while making payment for our purchase an another gateway is opened to carry out our banking payment process. This is I guess the most familiar example of API.

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    API stands for Application Program Interface. It specifies how two software components to talk each other.

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    Compiler is a program that translates source code into object code. A program that translates between high-level languages is usually called a source-to-source compiler.

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    Hello,

    API is the application Program Interface is a set of defined functions and methods. It is an way for an application to interact with the certain system application libraries.


    API allows programmers to use predefine functions to interact with the operating system.


    eg. API is the translator between 2 people that both people who speak different languages and the third party is the translator between them

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    API, for application programming interface, is one of those acronyms that is used everywhere from command-line tools to enterprise Java code to Ruby on Rails web apps. Unless you write every single line of code from scratch, you’re going to be interacting with external software components, each with its own API. Even if you do write something entirely from scratch, a well-designed software application will have internal APIs to help organize code and make components more reusable.
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