I wanted to repost a presentation that I saw on Twitter yesterday which highlights some interesting trends in the state of open web APIs across the board:

Here are some cliff notes:

  • SOAP is losing marketshare to REST or SOAP's share is simply being dilluted by the avalanche of new REST APIs - the charts don't make it clear;
  • JSON is on the rise;
  • OAuth is surging and is now adopted by 80+ services; and
  • APIs are maturing in their practices.

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