Open source glossary of API terms, acronyms and industry buzzwords.
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API Glossary

An educational and collaborative project with the mission to help define a new API industry.

  • Get the foundational knowledge you need to dive right into API use, design, and development.
  • Explain APIs and related technology to nontechs, without mumbling something from the RFC.
  • Develop your own API using industry leading standards, design patterns and documentation.


Any and all feedback, suggestions and lively discussions are highly encouraged.

Everyone is welcome to contribute by submitting a pull request, opening an issue or sharing the project. Existing terms are located in the terms directory and described using YAML frontmatter & markdown. Please make sure filenames contain no spaces and end with the .md extension.

term: Term
description: A short description of the term that will be used on the index.

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