When it comes to APIs, there’s a lot of jargon out there. The meaning of certain terms isn’t always obvious, and API providers sometimes use different ones to refer to the same thing.
That’s why we created an API glossary. It contains the terminology we use on our site and in our documentation, as well as related words and common acronyms.
- If you’re just starting out with APIs you can get the foundational knowledge you need to dive right into API use, design, and development.
- If you need to explain APIs to a non-technical, instead of mumbling something from the RFC, you can find useful and authoritative definitions all in one place.
- If you’re looking to make your own API this can help structure your thinking and design patterns, as well as improve your documentation.
It’s hosted on Github so anyone can contribute through a pull request or by submitting an issue.
And once you’re done learning about APIs at the glossary, get some hands on experience at Mashape. Sign up for a free account today.