Application programming interface (API)

Application programming interface (API)

A set of codes, protocols and tools that creates software and applications and allows communication between software programs.

Application programming interface (API) is a set of codes, protocols and tools for creating software and applications. It allows communication between software programs.

Types of API

Web service APIs

WebSocket APIs

Library-based APIs

Class-based APIs

  • Java API
  • Android API

OS functions and routines APIs

Object remoting APIs

Hardware APIs

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