What exactly is an API?

#1

Hi there, can anyone explain about APIs and how do they work? Thanks!

#2

Hello,
API stands for Application Programming Interface. It is a set of definitions and protocols for developing, building and integrating application software. A truly useful API makes it easier to create and develop some application by providing all key elements and building blocks. An API is also a software intermediary that enables two applications to talk to each other.

#3

Hello @Pogo,

Technically, an API is a software-to-software interface that allows different computer systems and applications to communicate and share information, according to a set of rules embedded in the API. Without APIs, programmers would have to do loads of coding and there would be constant repetition in the software industry. Program developers would have to create products from scratch without being able to depend on existing modules.

Check out more detailed and interesting information here -> https://voip.review/2018/12/19/what-is-an-api-how-can-api-be-used/ .