2015 API Predictions Reviewed

2015 API Predictions Reviewed

With the end of the year fast approaching, we’re reflecting on last year’s predictions and what might be next. Here’s how our 2015 API predictions scored.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.3scale.net

Always a great read:

3scale CEO composes API predictions for every year. Below is the review of his predictions from 2015 [1 point score if it turned out correct]:

1. Web API design will become a premium tech skill [1 point]

2. API search and discovery will heat up [1/2 point]

3. Automated code gen and SDKs will raise the bar [0 points]

4. Security breaches will be top of mind [1.5 points (unfortunately this came true in spades)]

5. API operations will become “a thing” [1 point]

6. Industry standards or shared specifications will start getting early traction [1 point]

7. The API event scene will grow [1 point]

8. Real time and post-REST APIs [1/2 point]

9. IoT will stretch API architectures [1/2 point]

10. Identity, privacy and data access will be key [1/2 point]