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API’s Provided by famous Vendors

August 5, 2009
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NSAPI
Short for Netscape Server API, an API for Netscape’s Web servers. NSAPI enables programmers to create Web-based applications that are more sophisticated and run much faster than applications based on CGI scripts.
ISAPI
Short for Internet Server API, an API for Microsoft’s IIS (Internet Information Server) Web server. ISAPI enables programmers to develop Web-based applications that run much faster than conventional CGI programs because they’re more tightly integrated with the Web server. In addition to IIS, several Web servers from companies other than Microsoft support ISAPI.
VAPI
Virus Application Programming Interface, or Virus API (VAPI) is also referred to as Antivirus API (AVAPI), or Virus Scanning API (VSAPI).
Virus Scanning API 1.0 was introduced in Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Service Pack 3 (SP3) and was standard until the release of Exchange 2000. Many improvements have been made to Virus Scanning API 1.0 to improve performance with Exchange Server. When you use a VAPI scanner and a client tries to open a message, a comparison is made to make sure that the message body and attachment have been scanned by the current virus signature file. If the current vendor or signature file has not scanned the content, the corresponding message component is submitted to the antivirus software vendor for scanning before that message component is released to the client.
Cryptography API: Next Generation
Abbreviated as CNG, Cryptography API: Next Generation is the long-term replacement for the CryptoAPI. CNG is intended for use by developers of applications that will enable users to create and exchange documents and other data in a secure environment, especially over non-secure media such as the Internet. CNG is currently supported on Windows Vista.
Google Maps API
The Google Maps API lets you embed Google Maps in your own web pages with JavaScript. The API provides a number of utilities for manipulating maps (just like on the http://maps.google.com web page) and adding content to the map through a variety of services, allowing you to create robust maps applications on your website.
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 8, 2009 9:58 am

    Didn’t understood the last part :s could you explain better please?

  2. August 9, 2009 7:46 am

    thank you! I really liked this post!

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