What is an API?
API, or Application Programming Interface, is a software intermediary that allows 2 applications to talk to each other. It's a set of tools that allow developers to send and receive instructions and data between a web server and a web browser. Most of the modern websites and web applications we use today are powered by APIs.
Just like in traditional software development, APIs are equally as relevant and important in no-code development. They're often just done a lot faster.
How do APIs work?
In this video from our Demystifying Tech series, Airdev's co-founder goes to the whiteboard to describe what an API is, why they're important, and what makes them so cool. All in simple terms.
About our Demystifying Tech series
In this educational video series, we take a term from tech or software and explain what it means in very simple terms.
Watch all episodes from our Demystifying Tech series
- Episode 1: What is an API?