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what is fullform for API

shabbir zakir
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Joined: Nov 12, 2000
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I wonder What is the fullform for API.please explain
thanks in advance
V Srinivasan
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Joined: Aug 16, 2000
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Application Programming Interface
Sujit Kurtadikar
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API means Application Programming Interface.
Java API includes all the stadard packages, classes with various methods defined in it. When program is written in java, it uses java API do perform differnt tasks.
Balu Ramachandran

Joined: Oct 16, 2000
Posts: 16
API--->Application Programming Interface
API is comman for all (device drivers,windows,java...)
In JAVA, Sun launched nearly hundrads of API for Specific needs.
This API contains classes,interfaces,and Methods & Field Summery.
jdk1.3 API
jsdk2.0 API(servlet API)
J2ee API
u can download these from www.java.sun.com web site.


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