State of
APIs

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State of APIs

What are our favorite languages?

We asked questions to determine what languages developers use and which ones they prefer. JavaScript rebounded this year to increase its lead, and TypeScript snuck into the top 5 most commonly used languages. Older languages’ usage continued to fall — see Java, PHP, C#, and .NET moving down and to the left.

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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.

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