[openstack-dev] a "common" client library

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Thu Jan 16 21:28:10 UTC 2014

On Jan 16, 2014, at 3:22 PM, Renat Akhmerov <rakhmerov at mirantis.com> wrote:

> Has anyone ever considered an idea of generating a fully functional REST client automatically based on an API specification (WADL could be used for that)? Not sure how convenient it would be, it really depends on a particular implementation, but as an idea it could be at least thought of. Sounds a little bit crazy though, I recognize it :).

Also please no. If you want “automatic client” stop being “REST” (which has been diluted to be meaningless or at least nothing like it’s actual definition) and be REST and/or Hypermedia. Things like WADL are completely antagonistic to actual REST (aka Hypermedia).

Donald Stufft
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