2021 State of the API Report

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Report Methodology

This report is based on a survey of 28,252 API industry members from around the world. The survey was fielded over a period of three weeks in July 2021. The median amount of time spent on the survey was 15 minutes and 29 seconds. The answers to most non-numerical questions were randomized in order to prevent order bias in answering.

Respondents were recruited primarily through channels owned by Postman, including social media, email, and the Postman community forum. Since respondents were recruited in this way, highly engaged users of Postman were more likely to notice the survey and complete it.

As an incentive, respondents who finished the survey could opt to receive a copy of this report. Also, individuals from eligible geographies were offered a chance to win prizes including one PlayStation®5, five $100 Amazon gift cards, or ten $50 gift certificates to the Postman swag store.

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