What exactly are APIs?
API stands for Application Programming Interface. It is essentially a gateway that enables an application to talk to other applications and defines how that conversation takes place. It can also be described as a way of moving and adding value to data.
Think about how you have been able to put filters on your camera phone’s pictures with an app. The creators of that app didn’t program in it how the camera represents or takes images. Instead they used an API that allowed them to access the pre-existing framework in your phone’s software.
As more and more organisations have opened their APIs, marketplace platforms have emerged as a way to collect and find these. So why wait? Let's get together and build an API community that we all can benefit from!