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How APIs Make or Break Success in the Digital World By @RyanPinkham | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Some important findings about the growth, opportunities, challenges, and processes for the API industry in 2016

How APIs Make or Break Success in the Digital World
By Ryan Pinkham

SmartBear Software recently released the results of a global API survey, which included responses from more than 2,300 software professionals in over 50 industries, across 104 countries around the globe.

The State of API 2016 Report revealed some important findings about the growth, opportunities, challenges, and processes for the API industry in 2016.

Among our most revealing findings, we discovered:

  • Growth in the industry: 1 in 5 respondents began developing APIs in the last two years alone.
  • Mobile and IoT are fueling growth: 54% of API providers expect mobile to drive the most growth; 44% expect IoT to drive the most growth.
  • Concerns over security: Security is the #1 challenge API providers want to see solved, with 41% of providers citing security as a top challenge.
  • Focus on quality: 85% of respondents say that API quality is either very important or extremely important to their organization.

You can find these findings and more of the key takeaways from the State of API 2016 Report in the infographic below. You'll also find high profile examples of how the findings of the report have already played out in the real world for companies like Netflix, Salesforce, Amazon, and Facebook.

like Netflix, Salesforce, Amazon, and Facebook.

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As the leader in software quality tools for the connected world, SmartBear supports more than two million software professionals and over 25,000 organizations in 90 countries that use its products to build and deliver the world’s greatest applications. With today’s applications deploying on mobile, Web, desktop, Internet of Things (IoT) or even embedded computing platforms, the connected nature of these applications through public and private APIs presents a unique set of challenges for developers, testers and operations teams. SmartBear's software quality tools assist with code review, functional and load testing, API readiness as well as performance monitoring of these modern applications.