Reply to post: Isn't that just an API?

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andy 103

Isn't that just an API?

Sorry, but:

"build an application that reads an S3 bucket looking for uploaded sound clips, sends those sound clips off to a BDCA tool for natural language recognition"

Yeah, and how is the reading and sending performed? If you're doing all of that with only a few lines of code, you're basically just calling methods/functions in other libraries of code that you yourself haven't written. That's essentially how most API's work.

And as for " using little more than code snippets from Stack Exchange" I think you'll find that's how well over 50% of "developers" do their job.

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