Transportation systems, Banks, retail, IoT and even autonomous vehicles, all use APIs.
APIs are a critical part of the modern world, mobile phones, SaaS (Software as a Service) and web applications all now utilise APIs. They are found in customer-facing applications, third party applications and most business's internal applications.
A recent Akamai report (State of the Internet / Security: Retail Attacks and API Traffic) suggests that 83% of all web traffic is now API based.
Our daily lives are only growing more and more technological, every aspect of our lives is now online. Most of us do our shopping, our browsing, our socialising and even our finances online.
To be able to utilise all of this information systems need to be able to communicate with one another. This is achieved through "Web Application Programming Interfaces" (API's). The modern application uses APIs to join systems and share information, ultimately creating a better experience for their users.