What is API?
The API (Application Programming Interface) is a software intermediary for creating and integrating application software that allows two applications to exchange data. APIs conform to REST and HTTP standards, are easy to use, and are developer-friendly. The APIs are well-documented for use and version control. The API has its software development lifecycle (SDLC), which includes designing, testing, building, managing, and versioning, just like any other software produced.
What is an API Endpoint?
API clients send requests to endpoints, which are the locations where the resources are found. The API Endpoint is the entry point in a communication channel between the server and the client. Each endpoint is an URL where APIs can access the resources they need to perform their function.
How are APIs used?
APIs are used to transfer data, complete banking transactions, automate processes, and more. The performance of an API depends on its ability to communicate effectively with API endpoint. API endpoints indicate where clients can access resources and play a key role in making the software work properly.