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What is API?

An API (application programming interface) is a coded software interface used by programmers to accomplish computing tasks. Programmers use API to interact with other products and services, often without having to know the details of how they’re implemented. An API doesn’t necessarily expose the internal details of how a system works, but it enables programmers to execute computing tasks in a repeatable, predictable way.

The advantage of an API is that it saves time and money because it doesn’t require programmers to write new code or spend time trying to figure out the nitty gritty of an operation.. An API also provides flexibility when managing existing tools or products or designing new ones. That can lead to greater innovation.

Another advantage of an API is that it improves collaboration because it enables platforms and apps to communicate without friction. This enables organizations to streamline and automate workflows, improve communication between various business units and boost performance through more efficient operations.