What is an API?

Full form of API  is Application Programming Interface. and  an API includes :

A distinct function in any software is to refer to the Application in API .


Programming is a process of a set of instructions that tell a computer how to perform a task.


Interface is communication of service between two applications.


An Application Programming Interface is a way for two or more computer programs to communicate with each other.

An API is a software development and innovation by enabling applications to exchange data and functionality easily and securely.

Whenever you are using apps like FaceBook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Telegram and send an instant message, or check the weather on your phone, you are using an API.

The fundamentals of Application programming Interface (API) design includes:

– An API should be simple and easy so that anyone can use it. – An API should be highly Secure.

– It should be documentation. Documentation not only helps customers but also helps the developer community. – Every API goes through change, updating versions of API whenever needed.

– Standardized error handling and logging – API should be reliable , it keeps the users happy and comes back for more.

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