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Posted 20 September 2012 - 16:31
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:05
Every API has (or at least should have) a documentation with examples that you can rely on.
An API is just the way one piece of software interfaces with another. Every API is going to be different. Do you have a specific API you want to learn? If this is assignment and you have the option to choose, Twitter's API is pretty straight forward.
Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:15
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 19:02
obviously you misunderstand the point of a forum but that is ok don't worry here...have some crayons....
At least attempt to show you did some research before asking everyone to do all the work for you.
You might get a better response if you ask questions about particular classes/functions/concepts you're having a problem with.
What you're asking is coming off as is "hey do my assignment for me".
Posted 21 September 2012 - 19:08
Public Declare Function GetWindowsDirectory Lib "kernel32" Alias "GetWindowsDirectoryA" ( _ ByVal lpBuffer As String, ByVal nSize As Long) As Long
Posted 21 September 2012 - 19:12
Posted 22 September 2012 - 01:16
<snip> if I was saying "hey, do my assignment for me" I would post more details about the actual task...I have yet to even start the job because contracts are not signed for a few weeks.... API looks like an easy thing to learn I just dislike reading huge documentation so I come here where you guys are normally good at picking out the key points <snip>
Posted 22 September 2012 - 01:31
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:12
You fail to understand what an API actually is. It is (by some definitions) simply an exposed entry point to a service or application. As such, you cannot learn "API" as it is not a technology itself.
You tend to "consume" an interface class to gain access to more tools and services. The API is simply the tunnel through which you do this.
For example, there's a lovely Google Maps API that allows you to generate and plot points on a map. There's also a nice FourSquare API that will get your checked-in places. They use different technologies entirely but can be combined in a "mash-up".
Moreover, there's often many different ways to consume an API. For example, the PayPal integration can be done using Name/Value pairs or via a SOAP request. You can talk to some services APIs but many different languages.
As such, your request is nonsensical.
Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:37
Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:43
no i understand what API is and I will be building my own API im not after predeveloped APIs Im asking the best way to program my own