You might have seen the terms thrown around and wondered, what are the differences between APIs and SDKs? While they accomplish similar tasks, some key distinctions set them apart.
API: Application Programming Interface
The Application Programming Interface (API) is a software intermediary allowing two applications to talk to each other. They typically consist of an endpoint that users can send requests to, and the endpoint could return some data or perform an action on its back end.
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SDK: Software Development Kit
The Software Development Kit (SDK) interacts with the API by providing additional tooling that makes it easier to talk to the API. An SDK is essentially a wrapper for the API, typically written for a specific programming language, providing functions that developers can utelize to send requests to the API much more effortlessly.