2023 State of the API Report

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The outlook for APIs and more

Organizations' investment of time and resources into APIs will increase or stay the same over the next 12 months, said 92% of respondents. That's up from 89% last year and may reflect a sense among some quarters that the worst of tech's economic contraction has passed.

When we polled just CEOs, we found they were more bullish than developers. Fifty-three percent of CEOs said API investments would increase in the coming year, compared with 44% of developers who said the same.

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Due to rounding, percentages may not add up to 100%.

Many companies went fully remote in the past two years but now want workers in the office most days. Almost 70% of our survey-takers—about 28,000 people—fell into this camp. We asked them to describe employees' reactions to this shift.

The answers revealed differing perceptions that split along job lines. CEOs said reactions in their workforce were evenly split between resistant, neutral, and welcoming—about 33% each.

Developers and engineers saw it differently. From their perspective, 49% of employees were resisting the return to the office. Only 21% of workers welcomed the return.

Directors and managers rated employee dissatisfaction the highest: 53% said employees were resisting a return to the office, and just 19% said workers welcomed the shift.


Due to rounding, percentages may not add up to 100%.

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