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what is an API
I often hear people talk about APIs. I have heard people say look at the Java API, and now JQuery also has its API.
Can someone please tell me the definition of an API? My guess is that API is a reference manual for that particular programming language, which include all the methods, properties or any info about it , but I am not sure this definition is correct
James Barnett39,199 Points
There are basically 2 types of APIs, the first type is basically what you explained. The 2nd is a Web API like how Twitter lets you write code and interact with their service.