What is an API and how to create an API ?


API , commonly know as Application Programming interface is a modern approach to develop scalable web apps. API allows to share common functionality for web and mobile development.

API help to avoid repetitive coding and it also add re usability

For example a shopping cart web application require listing products,adding new product, receiving orders from user etc. This can be the same in the case of a mobile application too. So we can create a web API and use the API in web apps and mobile alike and just need to code once.

How to create and use API

API can be created using any frame work , PHP,Nodejs, JavaScript,Python, ASP C#.Net etc, it is a programming concept.

Using jQuery and AJAX we can use the existing API in any HTML/web application.

Following API tutorials may help you to learn more

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Manoj

A developer,teacher and a blogger obsessed with Python,Dart and open source world from India

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