Monday, June 5, 2023

Discover API-first Periods and Fingers-on Workshops at Cisco Are living


Seeing “Let’s Pass!” in huge letters, because the theme for Cisco Are living US, rings a bell in my memory of the football announcer’s “Gooooooooooaaaaaaaallllllllll” cry. This reminder excites me for the remainder of Ted Lasso’s season 3. My thoughts makes those connections for soccer, er, football, and Cisco Are living.

Like the most efficient examples of coaches are those with the most efficient win/loss file, the similar is going for Cisco APIs. And every now and then, the most efficient coaches search for steady growth fairly than profitable in any respect prices. We proceed to paintings with engineering groups to give a boost to Cisco APIs over the years, and our training has yielded some superb examples, which you’ll find out about at Cisco Are living US in June 2023.

Be told what Cisco has been as much as in API design and implementation

You will have noticed the Cisco API-first announcement beginning with backward compatibility for seven flagship Cisco APIs in November 2022. It is possible for you to to peer the software that is helping discover backward compatibility via getting a demo of API Insights within the DevNet Zone. The API Insights demo presentations how we will examine two OpenAPI paperwork. Cisco joined the OpenAPI initiative in mid-2022. Through evaluating the adjustments in OpenAPI paperwork throughout releases, groups can generate changelogs for APIs and monitor adjustments over the years. We percentage a preview of the brand new API Insights model used internally, which might be up to date as open supply in summer season 2023. This preview presentations automation talents for producing changelogs and figuring out undesirable breaking adjustments. After dealing with huge OpenAPI paperwork with loads of 1000’s, even hundreds of thousands of strains, we will display you our findings. You need to forestall via and spot this demo. And we wish to listen your API design questions.

Bettering your developer enjoy

We additionally wish to know your enjoy with API documentation at Please move to the Design Considering House of the DevNet Zone, percentage your enjoy, uncover the new adjustments within the developer portal, and supply comments on long run trends. Designers are there all week to be told out of your reviews. Please prevent via, whole our survey, and undergo a well-honed design considering enjoy.

Inclusive language in API design

We consider within the energy of phrases at Cisco and feature included checking out for our inclusive language coverage inside our API Insights software. When biased phrases equivalent to grasp, slave, blacklist, or whitelist are detected in an OpenAPI file, the API Insights toolset notifies and lists prompt choices.

We just lately investigated care for biased language in a launched API. We got here up with 3 doable approaches:

  1. The “New handiest” method makes use of the inclusive time period just for the brand new advent of an object. Recall to mind the principle/grasp default department identify transfer that GitHub carried out as a excellent instance.
  2. The “Rip off the Band-Help” method for JSON payloads returned from an API, for instance. Tell builders that relying at the present API model, it’ll go back masterDevice/slaveDevices, and within the subsequent model, it’ll go back controlDevice/dataDevices.
  3. The “Alias” method for the API design lets in each phrases to paintings for a delegated period of time and replace the API documentation to advertise the more moderen method. For instance, this method may paintings for biased phrases in endpoint paths. You need to present some making plans and time to transport to the inclusive time period.

If you have an interest in such design discussions, please prevent via the API High quality Demo pod within the DevNet Zone and percentage your learnings and easiest practices.

Join API-first, API high quality, and API safety periods

Serious about hands-on workshops? Get into the tooling with those periods:

Need to uncover and be told from others? Pass to those periods:

For a deeper dive into trade easiest practices, don’t omit those periods:

Within the intervening time, be told from those developer assets

If you can’t sign up for Cisco Are living in individual, please take a look at the day by day DevNet readout/takeaways with our are living broadcast.

Additionally, each and every consultation (except for workshops) will move to Cisco Survive-demand in a couple of weeks.

You’ll all the time enjoy interactive documentation on and check out our Studying Labs or reserve a Sandbox to check out out Cisco programmable generation free of charge.

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