It may sound really technical – Application Programming Interface, but once an API is in place it's easy. Intermediates, APIs play an important role in allowing software programs to interact with each other. In its simplest definition, the API is a certain set of rules, codes, routines, protocols, tools, and software specification program using communication with other software programs.
This gives access to services and resources from the use of other software programs that implement the API. It is an interface to different software programs, which assist in their communication, such as how an interface allows communication between computers and humans. Having an API Integration platform provides access to the backend, raw data, with the help of a programmer, you can then manipulate into the best format.
Software developers are responsible for designing products that are supported by the API. There are APIs created for libraries, operating systems, applications, programs, and many others, for their convention defines the "language" and the demand for resources.
Routines, object classes, data structures, and protocols are made in the specification that is used to communicate between providers through API programs for consumer programs. API is used in different contexts. It can be considered to be general, specific, depending on the language, or a language-independent.
A common API means that a full set of APIs is a library of programming languages such as Java API. For that to be more specific, it means that the API address specific problems, for example, the Google Maps API. API depending on the language, which is only available using the elements and the syntax of a particular language.