API Integration Services
An application programming interface (API) is a messenger that processes requests and ensures seamless functioning of enterprise systems. API enables interaction between data, applications, and devices. It delivers data and facilitates connectivity between devices and programs.
The majority of production Python web applications rely on several externally hosted application programming interfaces (APIs). APIs are also commonly referred to as third party services or external platforms. Examples include Twilio for messaging and voice services, Stripe for payment processing and Disqus for embedded webpage comments.
There are many articles about proper API design but best practices for integrating APIs is less commonly written about. However, this subject continuously grows in importance because APIs provide critical functionality across many implementation areas.