API (Application Programming Interface) – Definition & Overview

What is an API?

An API, or Application Programming Interface, serves as a bridge that allows different software applications to communicate and share data.

Key features of APIs

  • Enables Data Sharing
  • Facilitates Integration
  • Enhances Functionality

Why APIs are important

APIs are crucial for building scalable and flexible software architectures. They allow for the integration of different systems and services, making it easier to add new features and functionalities.

For more on API management, check out our entry on API Manager.