Learn About APIs

Learn about the Application Programming Interface (API).

What is an API?

An Application Programming Interface (API) lets two applications talk to each other. Let’s explore this concept through an example.

Suppose we want to place an order at a restaurant. A waiter arrives at our table and takes our order, after which they go to the kitchen and inform the chef of our order. The chef then begins preparing our food. After some time had passed, the waiter takes our food from the kitchen and delivered it to us. Our table and the kitchen serve as applications in this story, while the waiter serves as an API. Let’s look at this example visually.

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