Application Programming Interfaces, known colloquially as APIs, are simply mechanisms that enable communication between two or more pieces of software. More specifically, they are a collection of rules that govern who may access the information it holds, as well as what information that person may access (if any).Up until recently, the only way that software developers interacted with APIs was via commands issued to the API. However, as with everything else in the technology field, APIs are evolving, and not only will we see developers inte...

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