Application Programming Interface

In computer programming, an application programming interface (API) specifies how some software components should interact with each other.In addition to accessing databases or computer hardware, such as hard disk drives or video cards, an API can be used to ease the work of programming graphical user interface components. In practice, many times an API comes in the form of a library that includes specifications for routines, data structures, object classes, and variables. In some other cases, notably for SOAP and REST services, an API comes as just a specification of remote calls exposed to the API consumers.
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    … LeBron James said one of his central motivations for returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers was to provide an economic boost to his nearby hometown, Akron, Ohio. James has followed up on that promise by repeatedly mentioning Akron and even incorporating the city into a new Beats commercial he’s featured in. But he and Beats are finding that it’s…

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