What is an API used for?
API stands for Application Programming Interface. An API is a piece of software that acts as an intermediary allowing two applications to communicate to each other. For example, every action we take on a mobile phone, like sending a message or looking for a flight using a comparison website, uses an API to access and deliver that information.
How do I monitor API health?
Your API health can be monitored through tools such as ITRS Synthetic Monitoring, which are designed to give you full visibility into the performance of your applications and the way they connect to each other. API monitoring gives your IT teams peace of mind, as most organisations depend on APIs to ensure business-critical applications are always up and running.