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.