What is an API why we use it?

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API stands for (Application Programming Interface) most widely used by programmers and developers around the globe.

An API (Application Programming Interface) is a set of functions that allows applications to access data and interact with external software components So What is JSON and why is it used? JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is used to represent data on a server. It’s fairly easy to read by humans.

Each time you use an app like Facebook, send an instant message, or check the weather on your phone, you’re using an API.

Over the years, what an “API” is has often described any sort of generic connectivity interface to an application. More recently, however, the modern API has taken on some characteristics that make them extraordinarily valuable and useful:

  • Modern APIs adhere to standards (typically HTTP and REST), that are developer-friendly, easily accessible and understood broadly

Why we use API?

Whether you’re managing existing tools or designing new ones, you can use an application programming interface to simplify the process. Some of the main benefits of APIs include the following:

  • Improved collaboration: The average enterprise uses almost 1,200 cloud applications (link resides outside of IBM), many of which are disconnected. APIs enable integration so that these platforms and apps can seamlessly communicate with one another. Through this integration, companies can automate workflows and improve workplace collaboration. Without APIs, many enterprises would lack connectivity and would suffer from informational silos that compromise productivity and performance.

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