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Nowadays, it is more popular to have online applications in all environments. These applications aim to consume information through interfaces with a series of routines and standards. We named these types of applications of API.

The API acronym comes from Application Programming Interface. It is a set of documented standards and rules so that an application X can use another application Y features without knowing the application X implementation details.

Is it still confusing? To a better understanding, let’s imagine a day in a company that has an e-commerce website. The developers are working on the solution based on the store’s dynamics, such as creating, updating, deleting products internally, and showing the products to the customers online. These resources can be developed in a server-side application as if it were an API. …


Mariana Azevedo

Senior Software Developer/Tech Lead, master in Computer Science/Software Engineering, Java, open source, and software quality enthusiast.

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