What are code samples?
Code samples are small snippets or examples of code that demonstrate how to use an API to perform specific tasks or access functionalities.
An API platform should provide code samples, also called sample code, as part of the API documentation in the developer resources section of its website.
With practical examples for guidance, developers can quickly understand how to make API calls and handle API responses in their apps. This ‘starter code’ plays a key role in simplifying integration and accelerating development.
Benefits of code samples
Practical guidance: Code samples illustrate for developers how to use the API endpoints and parameters to access data, achieve specific tasks, or build certain workflows. They show how to structure API requests, interpret responses, and add the necessary authentication tokens for API use.
Language variability: API platforms will often provide code samples in multiple popular programming languages to cater to different language preferences among developers.
Use cases: Sample code can illustrate common scenarios to which the API can apply. For example, the Sendbird Chat API offers code samples that show developers how to embed in-app chat functionality in your mobile app.
Customization and extension: Code samples can be modified by developers for their specific needs with an application. This flexibility makes it easy to integrate the API and extend its functionality for their project.
Code samples help developers to understand and use APIs effectively, simplify integration, and accelerate development times. Sendbird and other leading in-app communication platforms offer comprehensive resources to developers, helping them to quickly build and integrate communications capabilities into their app projects.
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