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When we first looked at the fastest growing API categories of recent years, Financial and Payments both made the list. We've seen a number of signals that there is great interest in API related to Finance so we decided to take a deeper look at the category's growth this month.
Since February, ProgrammableWeb has been following the COVID-19 outbreak. One question that has arisen is which APIs have gained the most traction with developers. By using our tracking capability, we are able to see the five COVID-19 related APIs that have attracted the most followers.
What data formats do API developers turn to when building APIs? Is JSON the dominant format while XML is a relic of the past? What do the data formats tell us about modern APIs? This article looks at our directory data to see what data formats are the most popular choices among API providers.
Which APIs are the most popular with developers? There are a lot of ways to come to an answer; this month we are using our directory data to offer one. Every API in our directory has a track functionality and by looking at the data we can see which APIs our readers have shown the most interest in.
The ProgrammableWeb directory eclipsed the 22,000-API mark in June 2019 and this milestone gives us a chance to look at what the data can tell us about the API economy. The directory has seen new APIs added at a 30% increase over the previous four years signaling that the API economy remains strong.
Which API providers do the best job of giving their developer community the tools needed to quickly get up and running with their APIs? In this analysis of our directory, we show how our data model allows for us to query our database and find out which providers offer the most SDKs and Code Samples.
Which programming language is the most popular with developers? In the past we’ve looked to our directories to provide some insight into which language is most in demand. The recent growth of our SDK and Sample Source Code directories gives us an opportunity to take a fresh look at the data.
While the majority of the APIs within the ProgrammableWeb directory are REST-styled APIs, that isn't the only architectural style in use, not by a long shot. In this article, we look at our directory data to see what underlying technologies are most popular across the various Push/Streaming APIs.
One of the cool things our directory data allows us to do is to get a glimpse at both short term and long term trends in the API space. One slice of data worth looking at is the categories have had the most growth. This article looks at which categories have grown the most in the last five years.
One of the more interesting views given by the directory is a look at what sectors are seeing the most growth in APIs. The directory data model allows for one primary category as well as multiple secondary categories and in this article we take a look at which categories are most represented.
Previously we looked at APIs that readers follow the most using our tracking functionality. This time we measured the APIs readers show interest in by counting the number of times a user clicks an outbound link to a provider's site. This is a metric that may better signal developer interest.
Over the years, ProgrammableWeb has tracked the various ways that API providers have used to authenticate their APIs in an effort to make API communications more secure. In our data model, we refer to these methods as Authentication Models. This article looks at the most popular methods used.
We saw earlier this year that the Government category was one of the most popular API categories within our directory. But what sections of government and what kinds of data are being made available via API? In this article we look at the ten most popular categories related to government APIs.
One of the great things about our directory data model is that it allows us to get a big picture view of what an API looks like in today’s world. This month we consider the data in the API type, architectural style and scope fields to see what it tells us about the APIs in our directory.
The telecom API market enjoyed significant growth over the last five years. That growth is expected to continue for the next five years, but the opportunities and technologies driving the growth moving forward are significantly different than those that have driven the market to its current state.
Cryptocurrency has been around since 2009 when bitcoin was first open-sourced. A recent rally in the price of bitcoin got us wondering if there has been a similar surge in developer interest in bitcoin. This article uses our directory data to look at the growth of APIs in this space.
Transparency Market Research has issued a prediction that the healthcare API market will reach $243 million by the year 2024. However, it also said the size of the same market was $162M in 2015 (after the first decade of the API economy) which means only 50% decade over decade growth.
After ProgrammableWeb's platform migration and launch of a new directory data model, a major directory change was to separate SDKs from Libraries and Frameworks. In this post we look at the growth of the SDKs and Sample Source Code directories paying extra attention to the last couple of years.
The ProgrammableWeb directory eclipsed the 17,000-API mark in the first quarter of 2017 and this milestone gives us a chance to look at what the data can tell us about the API economy. This article, the first in a series of looks into our directory data, examines the overall API growth trend.
E-signatures have gone from curiosity to core business tool. They’ve also gone from on-premise server to the cloud, and from isolated application to embeddable API. Indeed, e-signature tools have a lot to offer most any organization, but companies must take care to choose the best tool for the job (or jobs) at hand. A recent evaluation by ProgrammableWeb shows that among the many e-signature options available today, one stands out clearly from the rest: DocuSign.