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Programming Interfaces

The term programming interface is known to more than those affiliated with the tech community. Many companies today are facing new challenges that require their usage. Read here what a programming interface is and what types there are.

Programming Interfaces

Programming Interfaces

A programming interface is also called a Application interface or Software interface (synonymous terms). It allows the connection of one application or software with another. A programming interface enables the transmission of data and functions between application and software systems.

Programming interfaces enable data portability, email campaign targeting (e.g., an email service SaaS solutions for relationship marketing), Open Data, integrating features of an app (e.g. Web app or mobile app) into one or more others and much more.

Application interfaces can mostly be used free of charge. Sometimes costs are charged depending on the quantity and quality of the calls or queries. For the interface development it needs Programming interface programmer and programming interface developer. Programming interfaces can therefore be used free of charge, but not developed. Corresponding interface geeks often work for software houses or also App development agencies, such as appleute. We develop individual solutions in the field of Interface programming for companies throughout Germany (whether Munich, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Berlin, etc.) and worldwide.

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Types of Programming Interfaces

Programming Interfaces are an exciting topic in theory and practice. They are divided into four types, which are presented here:

1. programming interfaces are function-oriented.

Communication is very rapid exclusively by means of functions with or without a return value by means of a handle (a unique reference value of a resource of an operating system). Function-oriented application interfaces are used, among other things, for accessing components of hardware. An example of a function-oriented application library is the Dynamic Link Library (DLL).

2. programming interfaces are file-oriented.

Calls, i.e. writing and reading, take place via the commands open, read, write, close File-oriented application interfaces are used, among other things, for device files (also called special files) in Unix-like operating systems. A device file is the interface to the device driver.

3. programming interfaces are object-oriented.

Object-oriented (based on the OOP paradigm) programming interfaces are based on the use of interface pointers and are relatively adaptable. Example of an object-oriented programming library ActiveX type library

4. programming interfaces are protocol-oriented.

In exaggerated terms, protocol-oriented application interfaces are "superior" to the operating system and hardware because there is independence. To avoid having to implement the protocol each time, a protocol-oriented interface is often wrapped in a function-oriented interface. The most popular protocols used in this context are Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP). An example of a protocol-oriented programme library is, as aforementioned, the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) for data transmission via IP.

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Ubiquity of programming interfaces

In today's software industry of computer applications, the use of programming interfaces is, so to speak, common practice. The Interface development requires programmers to have the ability to create software interaction. An understanding of the peculiarities and types of programming interfaces is therefore essential. Agencies for Programming interface development like appleute are used to adapt to different internal logics of third party software even without documentation to successfully complete projects. Application interfaces to master.

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