The API Revolution [Infographic]

Published 9 September 2014 | Updated 26 July 2017 |


Hitherto the world of modern high-tech trade used to work behind “closed door”, sharing no secrets and working on their own systems. But from day to day it has been increasingly harder to handle the severe e-Commerce competition within web stores which provide various services. So, it was needed to be able to adapt to the changing market and many developers tried to make something of it by opening and cooperating. However, the turning point in e-Commerce was in 2000, when application programming interface was released. From that day API has become a very powerful hand of help for profit-makers and developers. Companies that offer their APIs, benefit from increasing of the usage of their own services.

API is a set of programming instructions, routines, modules and standards that computer program can follow providing access to web-based application or web tool. Many software companies release its API so that other developers could design their products using its service. Creating API has provided a diversity of opportunities giving a possibility to exchange data between communities and applications. Viewed more deeply, it is a part of code written as a series of XML messages or as a part of larger software development kit. These capacities open the door for developers and makes their job easier.

All these processes are completely invisible for users. APIs job is to run everything in the background providing applications’ work to get all information or services user needs. Lately, SmartBear has published an infographic which could help you to understand a lot about API. Go through it to find more about API Revolution.


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