When you talk to a lot of people for a living, sometimes you flat out stumble over things you hadn’t thought much about otherwise. One of the bigger trends to come down the pike lately is the proliferation of Web-based application programming interfaces, or APIs, and how network traffic is growing exponentially through APIs.

Actually, it makes perfect sense. In the Internet sense, an API is the conduit for selectively exposing or extracting discrete information through Web services or other protocols. The API is also the management layer for administering all of those services.

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