What does the term "Application Programming Interface (API)" mean?

An API provides a means for one piece of code to talk to another in a way that both will understand by providing instructions and tools.

This is especially relevant if one piece of code is written in another language to the other.

Some examples being:

  • plugins for a CMS
  • exporting data into a JSON file
  • modifications (mods) for computer games

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