1/ What’s Web API?
An Application Programming Interface (API) is a software that allows two applications to talk to each other.
Web API are a set of rules for interacting with a webserver, with the most common use case being data retrieval. APIs provide mechanism for clients to access and manipulate data stored by the API provider.
2/ Why use Web APIs?
- Allow third party developers to build interesting application using company data.
- Other APIs are part of a package that is sold to companies.