In this article we are going to see that how Python builds the API functionality using XML. Plenty of programming languages are available on the Internet. Python is one of the most popular object-oriented dynamic programming languages, which was developed by Guido van Rossum in the 1980s. It is easy to learn and use this high level programming language.
Python is also a cool and dynamic language which is used in many businesses, governments, non-profit organizations, Google search engine, YouTube, NASA, the New York Stock Exchange, Yahoo!, Facebook, and IBM.
The code of Python is very simple to learn and use. Hence, many developers wish to use this programming language to write programs. The simplicity, reliability and easy interfacing of Python encourage the developers to write more applications based on this language.
Application Programming Interface (API) is an interface implemented by a software program to enable interaction with other software, similar to the way a user interface facilitates interaction between humans and computers.
There are several different categories of API such as Google Maps API, Flickr API, Facebook Platform / Facebook Connect, Twitter API, eBay API, Amazon eCommerce API, YouTube API, Digg API, Delicious API, and FeedBurner API.
Many APIs have been developed to aid software developers with processing XML data, and several schema systems exist to aid in the definition of XML-based languages. XML (Extensible Markup Language) is a flexible way to create common information formats and share both the format and the data on the World Wide Web, intranets, and elsewhere.
The XML used for developing hundreds of document formats including RSS, Atom, SOAP, and XHTML. An XML-based formats have become the default for many offices-productivity tools, including Microsoft Office (Office Open XML), OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice (Open Document), and Apple’s iWork.
Python builds the API functionality using XML
Python has quite a few tools available in the standard library to handle XML.