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Ramesh Lingappa
Ramesh Lingappa

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End to End Restful API development using OpenAPI Specification

With the increasing number of adoption towards service-oriented architecture and for better integrations with external systems, it became a necessity to write Restful APIs for our services. While building so we might often find several challenges such as,

  • Standard & Consistent API design
  • Better documentation
  • Client Libraries
  • Playground (better developer experience)

So while writing APIs, we have to make sure it sticks to a standard design principle, update documentation (hosted elsewhere) and finally write client libraries (harder if you have to support multiple languages). Doing all of this manually is a painful job.

Likely we have OpenAPI Specification (formerly known as swagger), which offers us a standard, language-agnostic interface to write RESTful APIs which allows both humans and computers to understand the service capabilities.

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