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announcing api.openstack.org


I'm pleased to point you to http://api.openstack.org.

Collecting OpenStack APIs on one page, built with an API developer in mind.

This design implementation fulfills a blueprint for the
openstack-manuals project. Inspired by sites like
https://dev.twitter.com/docs/api but with a scope that we could
actually complete prior to Essex, the site shows Identity 2.0, Compute
1.1, and Image 1.0 APIs with Object Storage to follow. The API site
aims to document the installation at http://trystack.org for starters.
Different OpenStack deployments may choose different API extensions,
for example, and extensions are not reflected on this site quite yet.

The source for the page is three WADL files plus an index page that
builds the HTML with a Maven plugin. There are JSON and XML samples
for some of the methods, defaulting to JSON. A search box allows you
to search the entire page whether the content is revealed or not.
Click the details buttons to expand the content below each
PUT/POST/GET/DELETE method. Click the close button to contract the
content back to one line. Refresh the page to compress all expanded

We welcome bug reports (and know of some bugs already) against the
openstack-manuals project, tagged with api-site.

Much appreciation and love for Joe Heck for cheerleading for the site
and scope. A huge shout-out to the doc tools team at Rackspace
especially David Cramer, Joe Savak, and Thu Doan for their efforts.
Brian Waldon and Jorge Williams reviewed the site as we iterated on it
and I appreciate it. Thanks y'all!

I humbly hand it over to you all to keep improving it - the content
needs additions for certain and we need to get the Object Storage WADL
written. Patches welcome!


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