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API- Application Programming Interface

API is a protocol that is used as an interface so that software components are able interact with each other.  An API provides all the tools to build software applications. Good APIs are meant for programmers, but they also provide users an ability to understand the system more easily.

More specifically, API is a type of a library that includes data structures, routines, variables and object classes for use in developing applications.

The API specification can take many forms, like POSIX, Microsoft Windows, C++ or Java. Twitter has an excellent API system.

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