Amidst the alphabet soup of technical acronyms, API has been standing out recently. It has almost reached buzzword status. I think a lot of people have a vague idea that an API can be used to integrate data between applications, but what exactly is an API, and how are they used?
About Chris Zammit
Chris Zammit is a senior engineer of software and infrastructure at Onspring. He's a tinkerer—a guy who always wants to see how things work and then understand it. He's fascinated by computers, both software and hardware, and big data.
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A few weeks ago I was able to do something that I hadn’t done since graduating college. I went on a vacation without my laptop and without my phone. I had my boss’s blessing and the support of my team. For an entire eight days, I was able to unplug. When I got back, things were just as I had left them. I didn’t have any fires to put out and no urgent business. Everything just worked the way it was supposed to. It wasn’t luck. It was designed that way.
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