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An Application program interface (API) is something which everyone of you must have heard and might be many of you must have used third party when constructing software or web application that require some kind of third-party inheritance or dependencies. Have you ever imagined? Being on a website and seeing it let you login using social platform accounts that is one of the magical examples of application program interface.

What is an API?

So first the bookish knowledge, the books define an application program interface to be a set of protocols, routines or tools for building software applications. Basically, an API specifies how software components should interact. It can be said to be an intermediary that allows to application to talk to each other. It can also be said to be the messenger between the requester and delivery agent that brings back the response.

How do you create an API?

Let’s take example of a construction contractor to build an apartment from ground up, expecting them to delivering the best possible solution.

Steps to build an API.

  • Planning is the first step where you need to make the blueprints and the architecture.
  • Building needs some mixing of different forms to deliver the results you want.
  • Testing and inspecting different usage scenarios to confirm if what you build is giving the required results
  • Documentation is the part which is crucial to avoid problems later which let you know what it does? And how does it do it?
  • Let’s get using

Where is it used?

 There is no specific answer to this it is used almost everywhere if the thing is related to technological frameworks. Most of the web applications and software providers exploit this in some way or other.

For example:

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Today we described what an API in a brief and lite system we might build one in the near future for one of our collaborated clients and show you how it is done behind the scenes. If you have any questions suggestions or feedback please leave them below and I will be more than obliged to provide you with a solution.

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