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Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)

This video tells the story of Carson, who has an idea to sell interactive maps on his website. Rather than buying and implementing all the tools himself, he discovers APIs that help him get started quickly and build upon a foundation provided by specialists. It teaches:

  • Why APIs can be important for organizations and websites
  • How APIs can differ from buying technology outright
  • How APIs work, using examples of map data and credit card transactions
  • What APIs can provide websites and applications