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ProgrammableWeb: State of APIs
"We have seen this before. In 1995, we asked 'Do we need a website?' In 2000, we said, 'Of course we have a website.' Now it's 'Do we need an API?' Soon it will be expected."
About this video:
This video features John Musser highlighting the state of APIs
- The growth of Open APIs has more than tripled in the past three years
- Enterprise API services has taken up grown in the past two years due to cloud services
- eCommerce and social service have also grown sharply in the past year
- Focusing on promoting and selling the API is one of the new business models. Example: Qwerly
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