Developers’ workflows change rapidly.
Here are the insights you helped us collect on the state of APIs in 2021.
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 2020 to 2021:
increasing, sustaining, or decreasing.
—— Increasing familiarity & usage —-->