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API

API or Application Programming Interface is a set of subroutine protocols, tools and definitions for creating Application Software. In other words, it is a code which makes possible for two software programs to interact with each other. API makes it simpler to develop a software application by providing all the building blocks.

Types of API

There are different types of APIs for websites, applications or operating systems. APIs take three basic forms: program-like, web-like and local.

Popular API Examples: Google Maps API, Twitter API, YouTube API

 

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