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Relation Between API and Libraries [duplicate]

What I don't understand is the relation between an API and a Library. I did some research but couldn't understand what they said. Are APIs included in our code with the help of libraries? Like ...
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Should timeout be a public static property or a parameter to every function?

TLDR: Should TIMEOUT be a public property on my static class, or a parameter to every function? Background: I am releasing a c# client-api library that facilitates communicating with our REST api. ...
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Where in computer science education does “reuse and integration” find comprehensive coverage?

This intro is only my naive attempt at a mile-high snapshot helping me to position my question. Any user trying to answer my question, that tries to nail down one aspect of programming, will have to ...
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Is there a standard for machine-readable descriptions of RESTful services?

I've interacted with a few RESTful APIs that provided excellent documentation for humans and descriptive URIs, but none of them seem to return machine-readable descriptions of themselves. It's not ...
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REST API Library Conventions

Most API libraries define one method for each endpoint. If there is an endpoint for getting user information, you might have a method like: getUserInfo(userId); That simple method is often a ...
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Why aren't more desktop apps written with Qt? [closed]

As far as I know and have understood in my experience with Qt, it's a very good and easy to learn library. It has a very well designed API and is cross-platform, and these are just two of the many ...
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Priority value meaning

The library that I'm working on has a parameter which defines priority of a certain process. I want the interface to be as clear as possible, but it seems that different people have opposite ...
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Why has the PowerCollections C# library recently declined in popularity?

I just looked at the statistics for the PowerCollections C# library and noticed a sharp decrease in quantity of downloads. What may be the cause? Is there something better I should be using?
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What core principles would you want in a library?

Theres talk about what syntax and feature you like in a programming language; i'll now ask what core principles or feature would you like in a library in your favorite (or any) language? An example ...