Application Programming Interface (API)
An application programming interface (API) is a collection of protocols and code that governs the communication and information sharing between different software platforms. APIs define various types of requests and calls that can be made, specify data formats, and provide instructions on how to make these requests. They act as intermediaries, facilitating interaction between different software systems. Developers can utilize APIs to integrate features from external applications into their own software, enhancing interoperability across the web.