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Discussion on: API for Newbies

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Thomas Junkツ

APIs are like Post Office counters:

You could get things or you could deposit things for others; you could talk to someone doing something on your behalf.

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Emma Odia Author

This is a clear analogy!

What could be conflicting about this is that individuals cannot OWN nor build Post Offices though... Lols.

Nonetheless, it puts it in context in terms of sending and receiving data.

Thank you for the comment.