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ALSO CALLED: API, Application Program Interface, Application Program Interfaces
DEFINITION: An application program interface (API - and sometimes spelled application programming interface) is the specific method prescribed by a computer operating system or by an application program by which a programmer writing an application program can make requests of the operating system or another application.An API can be contrasted with a graphical user interface or a command interface (both of which  … 
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Axway Case Study Danish Defence
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ANALYST BRIEF: Learn how Danish Defense was able to meet the legislative compliance requirements for their exposed APIs, as well as reduce costs, automate processing, accelerate time to market, and more.
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Cast Study: Deploying API Web Services for Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Mobile Payments
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Case Study: API Initiatives Drive Digital Transformation
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The One Overlooked Key to Retail Success
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Protect Your APIs
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How to Design and Manage APIs
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Object Storage: S3 API and Security
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Object Storage: Standardizing on the S3 API
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APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACES DEFINITION (continued): … An application program interface (API - and sometimes spelled application programming interface) is the specific method prescribed by a computer operating system or by an application program by which a programmer writing an application program can make requests of the operating system or another application.An API can be contrasted with a graphical user interface or a command interface (both of which are direct user interfaces) as interfaces to an operating system or a program.
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