MuleSoft has launched a major upgrade to its Anypoint Platform for APIs, aimed at assisting businesses to take a design-first approach to their API strategy. The newest additions include Anypoint API Portal, Mule Studio with APIkit (an Eclipse-based GDE), and Anypoint API Manager.
So far more than 650 APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in 2014 and some new trends are starting to emerge. Some recent popular categories remain near the top of the charts. The financial APIs that put APIs in the mainstream continue to expand, adding about 50 new APIs in the first quarter. A few other categories were less consistent and had extreme rises or falls in popularity.