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What are API (Application Programming Interface)

Sometimes I hear API, Wikipedia API, Google API etc, please what is API and to use them, will one have to learn some other sort of programming code bits to use APIs alongside programming languages?

24th Jul 2020, 5:20 PM
Faith Adepoju
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"An application programming interface is a computing interface which defines interactions between multiple software intermediaries. It defines the kinds of calls or requests that can be made, how to make them, the data formats that should be used, the conventions to follow, etc." Wikipedia https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_programming_interface It's pretty broad, as stated above, because the API creators determine how and where it's used. In short, an API is just a tool (library, framework, structured data, etc.) that helps the program or programmer interact with something. Social media sites have APIs that help us collect data such as a post, likes/dislikes, dates, user data, etc. OSs have APIs that help us make applications for that OS And so on Languages depend if the API authors made ot compatible
24th Jul 2020, 5:26 PM
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