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What is an API?

By diamondstonk | AnythingCrypto | 16 Mar 2023


Now that I started self-studying Flutter and other programming languages like Python, I naturally encountered the word 'API' many times. So today I am posting about what API is.

 

What is an API?

An API (Application Programming Interface) is a way for different software products to talk to each other. It’s like a waiter who takes your order and brings it to the kitchen, and then brings your food back to you. The waiter is the API, and the kitchen is the software product that you’re trying to communicate with.

 

How can an API be used?

APIs can be used to integrate different software products, such as social media platforms, payment gateways, and messaging services. They can also be used to automate tasks, such as sending emails, generating reports, and updating databases. APIs can be used to create new software products, such as mobile apps, web applications, and desktop applications. They can also be used to improve existing software products, such as adding new features, improving performance, and fixing bugs.

 

I have still a long way to actually utilize API in a useful way.. For now I am trying to figure out to use API to make something useful to myself for crypto trading one step at a time!

 

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