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Oct 18 2013   12:03PM GMT

Word of the Day: open API

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“Now that software-defined networking has become a reality, innovation at the software layer and above will allow for parallelization and virtualization of the network stack. It will also mean open APIs for third-party development.” — Andreas Antonopoulos

Word of the Day

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is open API, an application program interface that provides a developer with programmatic access to a proprietary software application. Open APIs are published on the Internet and shared freely. Continued…

Related Terms:

API management

Quiz Yourself

You probably know that this little penguin is the logo for the Linux operating system, but do you know the penguin’s name?
a. Chilly
b. Opus
c. Tux
d. Wheezy

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