What Is API In Salesforce?
API stands for “application programming interface”. It is a set of commands, functions, protocols, and objects that programmers can use to create software or interact with an external system. It provides developers with standard commands for performing common operations so they do not have to write the code from scratch.
Example Of API
Amazon.com released its API so that Web site developers could more easily access Amazon’s product information. Using the Amazon API, a third-party Web site can post direct links to Amazon products with updated prices and an option to “buy now.” Salesforce provides programmatic access to your organization’s information using simple, powerful, and secure application programming interfaces.