Application Programming Interface also known as API, is great for building software applications by utilising a set of procedures, protocols, and tools. An API identifies how software components should interact when programming a Graphical User Interface (GUI), which involves graphical icons and visual indicators, instead of having to use text- based interfaces.
An API-Centric Web Application is a web application that promotes functionality through API calls, with the key advantage being that it can be used on any device, be it a browser, mobile phone, iPad, tablet or a desktop.
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An ASP.NET Web API is a framework that makes the interaction easy to build HTTP services that reach a broad range of clients, including browsers and mobile devices.
REST stands for Representational State Transfer; it is a simple stateless architecture that runs on HTTP where each unique URL is a representation of some resource. Simply, REST is any interface between systems using HTTP to obtain data and generate operations from said data in all possible formats, such as XML and JSON. There are no expensive tools required to interact with the Web service, so it can be relatively cost efficient.
SOAP API's otherwise known as Simple Object Access Protocol API's, are best suited for machine-to-machine communications for business processing with BPEL (Business Process Execution Language), and also for transaction security and integrity. This is a conventional specification for exchanging structured information through the implementation of web services in computer networks.
Web Sockets is an advanced technology that makes it possible to open an interactive communication session between the user's browser and a server. With this API, you can send messages to a server and receive event-driven responses without having to poll the server for a reply.
We also work on class based API's, namely Java API's and Android API's. The Java API contains a list of all classes that are part of the Java development kit (JDK).
Web API's are the key in making any company's digital assets consumable on all channels and it helps an enterprise to make the best out of the "Digital Core". Today's digital spectrum comprises of five sectors, these are social, mobile, analytics, cloud and the internet of things which collectively together are known as SMAC IoT. The role of API's is to link all these themes and the surrounding activities to provide the ultimate website application innovation.