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The API

%The API API Definition An application program interface that provides a developer with programmatic access to a proprietary software application. A software intermediary that Application Programming Interface makes it possible for application programs to interact with each other and share data. How an API works APPLICATION / CLIENT API REQUESTS SERVER / API RESPONSE DATA SOURCE 69% REST 23% SOAP Representational State Transfer Simple Object Access Protocol Most Popular API Protocols Rest is a simple way of sending SOAP is a method of transferring and receiving data between client messages, or small amounts of information, over the Internet. and server and it doesn't have very many standards defined. You can SOAP messages are formatted in XML and are typically sent using HTTP (hypertext transfer protocol). send and receive data as JSON, XML or even plain text. It's light weighted compared to SOAP. " 8% JavaScript / XML-RPC API History salesforce.com amazon.com Google foursquare Web APIS first appeared in the wild facebook. with the introduction of Salesforce on February 7th, when the company Instagram officially launched its API at the IDG Demo 2000 conference. 2000 2002 2004 2006 2007 2009 2010 APIS per Industry 477 APIS 419 APIS Almost every business industry with an online presence has an API. You might be surprised as to which 393 industries are represented." 319 APIS APIS 268 219 APIS APIS 191 APIS 62 106 APIS APIS 8 Billion Calls/Month ebay 10 Billion Calls/Month NETFLIX = 5 Billion Calls/Day facebook. 5 Billion Calls/Day Google 15 Billion Calls/Day Most API Calls </> Twitter, Facebook, Google and many other stalwarts of the internet depend heavily on the infrastructure they have built via their respective APIS. " 10000 9300 APis Hosted 8000 – API Growth 6000 – APIS Hosted From 2005 - 2013, ProgrammableWeb 4000 – programmable web has hosted over 9300 APIS (as of June 15, 2013). This number will continue to 2000 – grow exponentially." 2005 2013 "APIS are how we are going to build software in the future, we are just going to glue it together." - John Musser, founder of ProgrammableWeb "References: Designed by: 1. Open API Definition http://searchcloudapplications.techtarget.com/definition/open-API 2. API Protocol Usage / APIS by Category http://www.programmableweb.com/apis 3. Simple Explanation About SOAP and REST http://stackoverflow.com/questions/209905/rest-and-soap 4. History of APIS http://apievangelist.com/history/ 5. At 15 Billion A Day, Twitter Sees 50% More API Calls Than Facebook & Google Combined http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/api-billionaires-club_b11424 6. 9,000 APIS: Mobile Gets Serious SmartFile Developers smartfile.com/dev http://blog.programmableweb.com/2013/04/30/9000-apis-mobile-gets-serious/ FREE 100GB FILE STORAGE June, 2013 This infographic is fo ny. S that though we try to report accurately, we cannot verify the absolute facts of everything posted. Postings may contain fact SmartFile ar n the Web that a peculation or rumor. file.com and we will remove the offending information as soon as possible. Trademarks and tradenames appearing in this presentation are the property of their respective owners. We do not intend our use or display of other companies' trademarks, tradenames, or service marks to imply a relationship with, or endorsement or sponsorship of us by, these other companies. obelong in the public domain. Ifany stories or images that appear on the site are in violation of copyright law, please email mediagsmart- FOOD SPORTS MUSIC PHOTOS PAYMENT flickr SHOPPING REFERENCE FINANCIAL SOCIAL

The API

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The history of APIs, how they work, who's using them, what they do, and their exponential growth.

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