The emerging digital world is getting wider day by day, we all are well aware with all of the necessary facts and figure behind the working of this digitalized scenario. Dependency over machine and artificial intelligence is growing to a greater extent. The reliability over machines and computers is greater, for this is what I use an application programming interface; they are the basic unit for developing application software. In other words it can be termed as a defined method of communication between different software components. API plays an important role in the world of communication between a user and a machine.
API; a brief introduction:
API or application programming interface is a mediator which enables a user to communicate with a machine. Since 1960, these APIs are frequently in use. They are also termed as a basic unit for developing application software. In other words, it can be defined method of communication between different software components. These APIs are considered best as compared to the browsing web pages which connect to the server difficulty.
Significant functions of API:
Here are some of its functions mentioned below:
- These APIs works as same as a website uses URL address to hit a call to the server and retrieve a web page in browser, an API provides the facility of calling a server but their execution is much simpler as compared to the web pages.
- They work as an open source software and connect web pages, allowing developers, software application and sites that could tap into databases and services.
- They behave in the same way as a universal plug converter provides a standard set of commands.
- They create an application interface where a person can directly interact with a machine in a simple way, these interfaces plays a major role as they are the sole medium through which one can operate a machine or a device.
- Application programming interface provides an interface to its user so that they may easily work on machines without any specific problems. For instance, while using an ATM machine you are needed to walk up to any of the ATM where you will expect that it allows you an access to your account completing the transaction like cash withdraws. Same as an ATM an app provides methods or functions to its user but requiring communication between a user and machine.
Hence, application programming interface enables us to interact with system quickly and efficiently, this is what I use while operating a machine or computer systems as this creates a medium on which we can deal with machines easily and efficiently both.