API Host and Base URL.
REST APIs have a base URL to which the endpoint paths are appended.
The base URL is defined by schemes , host and basePath on the root level of the API specification.
What is a base URL?
A base URL is, basically, the consistent part of your web address. For example, throughout this training site, you’ll note that the address section http://webtech.training.oregonstate.edu always appears in the address bar. This is the base URL. Everything that follows it is known as a URL path.
What is URL in REST API?
REST: API architecture that centers around manipulating resources. Resource: API term for a business noun like customer or order. Endpoint: A URL that makes up part of an API. In REST, each resource gets its own endpoints. Query String: A portion of the URL that is used to pass data to the server.
What is a swagger link?
Swagger UI, a part of Swagger, is an open source tool that generates a web page that documents the APIs generated by the Swagger specification. This UI presentation of the APIs is user friendly and easy to understand, with all logic complexity kept behind the screen.
What is an API server?
Application Programming Interface (API)
The API is not the database or even the server, it is the code that governs the access point(s) for the server. An API is not a database. It is an access point to an app that can access a database. APIs allow our sites to alter data on other applications, too.