We worked on an infographic recently launched on the Rackspace blog that illustrates what an API is, how it’s used and how quickly the use of API’s has grown. Now, you might be thinking, what is an API? Well, welcome to my world – the world of acronyms. API stands for application programming interface. The trend and the reason why it’s so easy for us to use the web – when a company launches their application (like Facebook), they usually expose their code. Why? Well, so others can develop things to work with that code – to make “calls.” So all those games you play on Facebook, um, they used an API to develop. Take a look to learn more.
Rackspace® — API Adoption And The Open Cloud: What Is An API? [Infographic]