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    Elaine Guest

    Default What is API

    Can somebody briefly explain to me what APIs are? Also where can I find more reading material on this.<BR><BR>Thanks in advance,<BR><BR>Elaine.

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    Dec 1969

    Default RE: What is API

    Try here:<BR><BR>http://search.microsoft.com/us/dev/default.asp?qu=api&boolean=ALL&nq=NEW&so=RECCNT&p= 1&chkM=on&radM=2&chkS=on&radS=2&chkA=on&radA=2&chk P=on&radP=2&chkK=on

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    Default RE: What is API

    Abbreviation of application program interface, a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. A good API makes it easier to develop a program by providing all the building blocks. A programmer puts the blocks together. <BR><BR>Most operating environments, such as MS-Windows, provide an API so that programmers can write applications consistent with the operating environment. Although APIs are designed for programmers, they are ultimately good for users because they guarantee that all programs using a common API will have similar interfaces. This makes it easier for users to learn new programs. <BR><BR>from http://webopedia.internet.com/TERM/A/API.html

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