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Me: Can you help me with the S3 SDK? Trying to upload a file to S3.

Friend That Works For AWS: Did you read the tutorial?

Me: No. Not sure where to start. Can you walk me through creating a new bucket?

AWS:  AWS::S3::Bucket.create(‘my-new-bucket’).

Me: And what is that?

AWS: It’s an API. Called “create new bucket”

Me: How is that an API?

AWS: Now you’re messing with me 🙂

Me: That doesn’t make sense in that context.

AWS: API is the thing you call. The SDK has the API calls in it.

Me:  Sounds like a fancy word for a library full of functions.

AWS: Application Programming Interface.

Me: That makes no sense. You can’t “call” an “interface”

AWS: Yes, a set of methods is an API.

Me: Then it’s not really an interface, it’s a library.

AWS: KARI STFU. THE NOMENCLATURE DOESNT MATTER

Me: YES IT DOES. YOU CAN’T JUST GIVE SOMETHING A NAME THAT DOESNT MAKE ANY SENSE.

AWS: In computer programming, an application programming interface (API) is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. An API expresses a software component in terms of its operations, inputs, outputs, and underlying types.

Me: By that definition, Rails is an API.

AWS: Yes. It is actually.

Me: I hate you.

AWS: Get used to it. It’s everywhere.

Me: I’m going to make a new database and call it an application where all the fields are called methods. And you’ll query it with my_SDK and it’ll live on a server that’s called an API.

Me: #patent

Me: I’m in so over my head…

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