Weekly Poll: Why Are Open APIs So Hot?

John Musser knows the API market. He’s the founder of Programmable Web, the well-regarded network that indexes and provides resources about APIs.

Musser presented last week at Gluecon about the soaring adoption of open APIs.

And so that’s the focus of our weekly poll:

Theories abound about why open APIs are gaining more acceptance. The passionate believers say we are entering an API economy. Others say the acceptance of APIs means that SOAP is on its way out. Others say that open APIs are not a cure-all and should be viewed in comparison to SOAP – even the best API can’t mask a poor Web service.

Here’s Musser’s presentation:

Open APIs: State of the Market, May 2010

What do you think? Why are open APIs so hot?

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