the software equivalent of adding new traits to your rather dull personality. Imagine if you could have a humour API. Short for “Application Programming Interface”, API is a set of protocols for building and integrating software. APIs allow your app to communicate with other apps or services via API endpoints without having to know how these are implemented. It's like integrating new application components out of the box. API requests and responses are structured and formatted according to certain specifications (e.g. json:api) to make accessing data via API possible.
“I don't get it. What's wrong with my jokes?” “They sound like they've been integrated through Dad Jokes API. They`re bad and out of context.”