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7-21-2011 @ 7:10PM
Okay ... for the people who aren't clued in to your new-fangled scrap-booking my-tweeting face-blogging world (IE me) ... wtf is an API?
7-21-2011 @ 7:16PM
Application Programming Interface - basically, it's a way for developers to write software that pulls in information from WoW directly from Blizzard.
7-21-2011 @ 7:17PM
Application Programming Interface. Basically, it's coding that allows one application to use info from another application.
7-21-2011 @ 7:23PM
short: Application programming interfacelong: imagine you need to get information about your character, like itemlevel. You would have to open up you armory page, click here and there and finaly you would end up with page, that would contain that information somewhere. then you would have to read through that page, discard all images and text you are not interested in and find that information you are looking for.now imagine API being some awsome table containing just "label : value" which you can open and read easily.API allows you to just get the data in format (guess its JSON) which is well readable for you or program or website or whatever. some APIs alsow allows you to call some functions etc. but that is for another post :)
7-21-2011 @ 7:50PM
Sorry, Mr. McCurley (see how respectful I'm being?) but a really good writer might've defined a term when writing an article about it, that features the acronym a total of SIXTEEN times.I know, it's probably just an oversight...
7-21-2011 @ 8:20PM
@ronin There is also a link in the first paragraph to my Lawbringer where I talk a fair bit about what an API is. I am terribly sorry for this grave oversight. The question has been answered.
7-21-2011 @ 9:15PM
No need to be snarky - I clicked the first link called "new Blizzard APIs", continued to be baffled, and didn't think to click the second link called "Blizzard APIs" cos I assumed it was the same link. He makes a reasonable point.
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