Code Annotations

Language specific code annotations can be used to generate OpenAPI definitions for APIs in a variety of programming languages, allowing developers to provide the necessary information to create an APi contract from within their natural development environment, embracing a code-first approach to the API lifecycle while still ensuring there is an OpenAPI to be used for the rest of the lifecycle.

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Code annotations are a common way to generate API specifications from code. Relying on developers to deliver an API using traditional software development processes, but then annotating each method to define the inputs and outputs that would correspond to the API request and response each method delivers. Code annotations can be used to generate OpenAPI, collections, and other machine readable artifacts that can then be used to produce documentation, tests, and other elements of the API lifecycle. Many organizations rely on developers to produce each version of an API, and then automate the generation of documentation, tests, and other elements from the annotation, reducing the role of the developer in having to learn and understand API specification formats and change their existing behavior beyond just annotating each portion of the code they are responsible for within their IDE.

Related Elements

  • Client Snippets - Simple easy to apply snippets of code in a variety of programming languages for each individual API request, providing ready to go resources for developers to use when learning about how an API works, while also potentially jump-starting integration and putting to use in applications.
  • Client SDKs - The software development kits (SDKs) in a variety of programming languages that API consumers can use to bootstrap their application development and integrations, helping reduce friction when it comes to developers building on top of APIs.
  • Code Annotations - Language specific code annotations can be used to generate OpenAPI definitions for APIs in a variety of programming languages, allowing developers to provide the necessary information to create an APi contract from within their natural development environment, embracing a code-first approach to the API lifecycle while still ensuring there is an OpenAPI to be used for the rest of the lifecycle.

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