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GraphQL: The hidden Champion of Postman's State of the API 2021

Published: November 29, 2021
Jens Neuse

Jens Neuse

GraphQL shows strong growth, has the largest percentage of users who love it and is the only API Specification amongst future technologies that Developers are Excited about.

2020

SpecificationUse it
JSON Schema76%
Swagger 2.044%
OpenAPI 3.028%
GraphQL22.5%

2021#

SpecificationUse itUse it and love It
JSON Schema77%27%
Swagger 2.054%16%
OpenAPI 3.039%12%
GraphQL31%10%

Growth#

SpecificationGrowth
JSON Schema+1.3%
Swagger 2.0+22.7%
OpenAPI 3.0+39.2%
GraphQL+34.7%

Lovers#

SpecificationLovers
JSON Schema35%
Swagger 2.030%
OpenAPI 3.030%
GraphQL32%

Future Technologies 2020#

SpecificationExcited about
Microservices47%
Kubernetes44%
Containers43%
Serverless Architecture39%
GraphQL33%
HTTP/225%

Future Technologies 2021#

SpecificationLovers
Microservices58%
Kubernetes50%
Containers46%
Serverless Architecture44%
GraphQL35%
HTTP/233%

Prediction#

SpecificationUse itUse it and love It
JSON Schema80%30%
Swagger 2.060%20%
OpenAPI 3.051%20%
GraphQL44%18%
About the Author
Jens Neuse

Jens Neuse

Jens has experience in building native apps for iOS and Android, built hybrid apps with Xamarin, React Native and Flutter, worked on backends using PHP, Java and Go. He's been in roles ranging from development to architecture and led smaller and larger engineering teams.

Throughout his whole career he realized that working with APIs is way too complicated, repetitive and needs a lot more standardization and automation. That's why he started WunderGraph, to make usage of APIs and collaboration through APIs easier.

He believes that businesses of the future will be built on top of collaborative systems that are connected through APIs. Making usage, exploration, sharing and collaboration with and through APIs easier is key to achieve this goal.

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