As technology continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace, product managers find themselves at the intersection of innovation and user experience. One key area that has become integral to the success of modern products is Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). In this article, we’ll embark on a journey to demystify APIs for product managers, starting with the foundational concepts.

Understanding the Basics

What Is an API?

At its core, an API, or Application Programming Interface, acts as a bridge that allows different software systems to communicate with each other. Think of it as a set of rules that enables applications to understand how to interact. APIs can be likened to a waiter in a restaurant, facilitating communication between the customer (client) and the kitchen (server).

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