Tim O’Reilly called it Web 2.0. Niclas Reimertz has dubbed it the Golden Age. Most recently, technologists like to refer to it as the Internet of Things. Regardless of the semantics, it’s clear that that we’re in the midst of a massive advancement in the way we all interact with the Internet and the connected world. What’s also clear is that APIs are standing on the front lines of these changes.
The following infographic from SmartBear.com explains the basics of what APIs are, how we use them, and why it’s so important to understand the technological, economic, and social changes that are developing as a result of the API Revolution.