What’s an API Exactly?

Image Credit — interface, in your face!

Except when I do, I *never* get tired of the mix of abstraction and precision required to write computer programs.

IMO, programming is loaded with a lot of terms that get thrown around willy nilly, regardless of the audience’s level of expertise. If, with childlike naïveté you ask, what is that thing, the answer is often something unhelpfully broad. Back during my bootcamp I asked someone “what’s an API exactly?” and I…