Unlock the power of real-time data exchange with API (Application Programming Interface) connectivity! API is a powerful tool for synchronizing web and Cloud SaaS applications, which adds new capabilities and possibilities to the traditional electronic data interchange. Real-time synchronous connections can handle data transfer in less than a second and take care of multiple requests in both directions at the same time. By enabling this level of automation companies can increase their efficiency and improve response time to customers, resulting in more sales and better customer service.
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APIs are mechanisms that enable two software components to communicate with each other using a set of definitions and protocols. For example, the weather bureau’s software system contains daily weather data. The weather app on your phone “talks” to this system via APIs and shows you daily weather updates on your phone.
API stands for Application Programming Interface. In the context of APIs, the word Application refers to any software with a distinct function. Interface can be thought of as a contract of service between two applications. This contract defines how the two communicate with each other using requests and responses. Their API documentation contains information on how developers are to structure those requests and responses.
API architecture is usually explained in terms of client and server. The application sending the request is called the client, and the application sending the response is called the server. So in the weather example, the bureau’s weather database is the server, and the mobile app is the client.
REST APIs offer four main benefits: