API (Application Programming Interface)

November 20, 2013  |   Posted by :   |     |   Comments Off on API (Application Programming Interface)»


Definition: An application programming interface is a language and message format used by an application to call another part of the system into action.

What This Means: Every application does not have to do everything when APIs are used to call upon other programs or the operating system to perform certain tasks. This makes programming more efficient. Writing APIs is a major part of what a programmer does.


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