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Part one[QQ] APIs

(Application Programming Interface)

An interface that enables programs written by users or third parties to communicate with certain software.


Software program that performs specific tasks such as accounting and database management.


Structure of specific components (such as hardware and database platforms) and the way they interact, that forms a computer system.

ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Language)

Standard code used by all computers to represent letters, numerals and punctuation.

ASP (Application Service Provider)

Supplier that manages and delivers software applications to organisations or individuals over the internet.

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