To get started, see the API Builder Getting Started Guide.
API Builder Connectors are adaptors that allow you to read and write data to and from an external data source, such as Mobile Backend Services, MySQL, Salesforce, and MongoDB, or in server memory. You can either add an existing connector to your application or create one to interface with your custom data source.
Models provide a standardized interface for an application which allows client applications to access data. Models are either provided by a connector, reduced from an existing model, or composed of several models (composite models) using a left or an inner join operation.
API Builder APIs are custom endpoints that allow you to programmatically access and execute custom operations on model data. You can create an API if you want to execute an operation not exposed by the standardized interface.
API Builder Blocks are filters that allow you to pre- or post-process data. Blocks are optional and can be used by either APIs or Models.
API Builder Flows are acyclic directed graphs of operational flow-nodes which are composed of inputs, logic, and outputs. They are used by endpoints, which require them for their runtime functionality of taking inputs and turning them into responses when an endpoint is hit.