What Is an API?
An application programming interface (API) is a set of principles and procedures to create and integrate an application software. APIs enable communication between your product or service and other products and services without requiring you to understand how they are built, making app development simpler and saving time and money. It can be done by utilizing API standards like REST and SOAP, which provide protocols or sets of rules that the client (the party making the call) and server (the person fulfilling the client’s requests) must adhere to. These standards are critical for communication and specify the format of a request and the format in which a client should anticipate receiving a response from a server.
API-driven development involves developing and constructing APIs first and then building the rest of the application around them. API-driven development is different from conventional development strategies. They are pre-built collections of coding components that enable developers to create programs that would otherwise be challenging or impossible to create. Developers get to work on standardized and organized APIs that retain their core function regardless of the underlying technology or components.
- Working with DOM
DOM is the structure that stores all HTML controls on a web page. In addition to holding, it also allows you to add and remove controls from it.
- Ask the server for data
- Store data with the client
LocalStorage allows you to keep data that remains accessible even after the browser or tab is closed. While the data in sessionStorage is cleared as soon as the browser or tab is closed. Depending on your requirement you may either use localStorage or sessionStorage.
- Work with graphics
2. Third-party APIs
3. Web Audio APIs
4. Geolocation API
Many web applications benefit from user location data. For instance, if you are browsing for eateries in your area, having location data helps Google provide more accurate results. Due to privacy considerations, it is at the user’s discretion whether they wish to publish their location or not. Nevertheless, if they want, the geolocation API gives users’ locations to web applications.
5. History API
If you want to allow users to navigate back and forth across a web application, you can utilize the history API. The three possible ways for running the history API with window variables are: go, back and forward.