What is an API?
You’ve probably heard the acronym API tossed around in recent years. But what exactly are API’s? API is the acronym for Application Programming Interface, which is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other.
APIs allow developers to access a library of an app’s existing code information.
An API call is when a developer requests information and when the API returns that information, it’s the response
Why API’s are important for business:
API’s save you time and effort
- Have you ever used Facebook to login to an app?
Focus on what matters most
- Businesses can focus on their core competencies without having to do work that has already been done.
Businesses rely on API’s
- Uber! The company is built on a foundation of API’s.
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