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Old 05-16-2013, 08:31 AM
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APIs

I have a beginner's question regarding the use of APIs...

WHAT ARE THEY?

More importantly, how can I combine them? For instance, if I wanted to use one API to pull all the keywords that a site ranks for and then use another API to figure out if any of those keywords have a dot com address available, how would I go about that?

I'd appreciate any basic explanation, in depth explanation, links to beginner tutorials, whatever you've got.

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Old 05-17-2013, 01:19 AM
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Erm... I cannot really explain it , but I can provide some links that should clarify this.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_programming_interface http://money.howstuffworks.com/business-communications/how-to-leverage-an-api-for-conferencing1.htm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcHhwsTIK_o
 
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:08 AM
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An API can be a local service (i.e. the Qt API for making GUI applications (think windows rather than console commands)), or a remote service (i.e. "send this data to us, we'll return some data, which you can use in your application")

It stands for Application Programming Interface. Application programmers (different from system programmers) use them to make life easier.
 
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Check out Google's API's. They have a playground which gives you the opportunity to fiddle around, debug etc.
It's over at, code . google . com / apis / ajax / playground
 
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