Application Programming Interface

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  • Commonly known as: “API
  • Simple Explanation: A set of rules and protocols that allow different software applications to communicate and interact with each other.
  • Example: Using a social media API to display live Twitter feeds on a website or integrating a payment gateway API to process online transactions.
  • Advanced Explanation: A set of protocols, tools, and definitions that enable software applications to communicate and share data, functionality, or services, allowing developers to leverage existing capabilities and build upon them.
  • Additional Resources: APIs for Beginners – RapidAPI
  • Wikipedia Link
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