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What exactly are APIs and where can I find further information?

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24,276 views asked Sep 3, 2014 in Vocabulary Service by anonymous

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In computer programming, an application programming interface (API) specifies a software component in terms of its operations, their inputs and outputs and underlining types. Its main purpose is to define a set of functionalities that are independent of their respective implementation, allowing both definition and implementation to vary without compromising each other.[1] APIs are a way to get data from the internet for your local applications and projects. With the API calls (URLs) you can receive a variety of formats depending on the service.

When entering http://test113.ait.co.at/tematres/unesco/services.php in your browser all TemaTres APIs are listed with description and example.

You can find further information under https://support.locloud.eu/API%20technical%20documentation


answered Sep 3, 2014 by astrid.hoeller (500 points)
edited Sep 3, 2014 by astrid.hoeller

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