Developers’ workflows change rapidly.
Here are the insights you helped us collect on the state of APIs in 2021.
State of APIs
What tools are we using?
GraphQL, Kafka, AsyncAPI, and gRPC increased in familiarity and usage, while REST, SOAP, and Webhooks decreased slightly.
The number of developers using REST and SOAP APIs in production fell slightly as GraphQL and Async APIs increased. While the changes are subtle, we expect newer types of APIs will continue to grow in popularity as the technology matures.
Each colored bar indicates the change in the percentage of people in each bucket from 2021 to 2022:
increasing, sustaining, or decreasing.
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Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s RapidAPI Developer Survey! We hope this report gives you insight into the API landscape and emerging technology trends.View previous results