The Web as an API.

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As programmers we have worked with many Application Development Interface API development kits. They are well suited for interaction with a particular system. A vast source of information can be made accessible by using the http protocol through the web as an API. This setup has many advantages including the vast knowledge available on setting web servers and services. Also, these tools are available on most hardware and operating system combinations. In this paper I will cover the various types of systems that can be developed this way, their advantages and some drawbacks of this approach. Index Terms--Application Programmer Interface, ... continued below

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Roman, J. H. (Jorge H.) January 1, 2001.

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As programmers we have worked with many Application Development Interface API development kits. They are well suited for interaction with a particular system. A vast source of information can be made accessible by using the http protocol through the web as an API. This setup has many advantages including the vast knowledge available on setting web servers and services. Also, these tools are available on most hardware and operating system combinations. In this paper I will cover the various types of systems that can be developed this way, their advantages and some drawbacks of this approach. Index Terms--Application Programmer Interface, Distributed applications, Hyper Text Transfer Protocol, Web.

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  • Submitted to: International Conference on Advances in Infrastructure for e-Business, e-Education, e-Science, and e-Medicine on the Internet

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-01-6927
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  • DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20010751 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 975922
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc926705

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Roman, J. H. (Jorge H.). The Web as an API., article, January 1, 2001; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc926705/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.