Our goal: Identify the latest benchmarks and gain insight into where the API industry is headed. We look at the latest methodologies, practices, and tools used by software teams across the world. Answers came from over 1,500 API practitioners and customers, with respondents that hail from a wide array of industries. Company sizes range all the way from startups to enterprises.
82% of organizations use the OpenAPI Specification (formerly known as Swagger) in their API development, up from 69% last year
Only 32% of API providers feel that their organization’s API documentation is above average
Source control tools are more critical to API development than ever
Standardization continues to be the top API technology challenge teams want to see solved in the coming years