[openstack-dev] a "common" client library

Renat Akhmerov rakhmerov at mirantis.com
Tue Jan 21 16:56:27 UTC 2014

On 17 Jan 2014, at 22:06, Robert Collins <robertc at robertcollins.net> wrote:

> On 17 January 2014 09:22, Renat Akhmerov <rakhmerov at mirantis.com> wrote:
>> Since it’s pretty easy to get lost among all the opinions I’d like to
>> clarify/ask a couple of things:
>> Keeping all the clients physically separate/combining them in to a single
>> library. Two things here:
>> In case of combining them, what exact project are we considering? If this
>> list is limited to core projects like nova and keystone what policy could we
>> have for other projects to join this list? (Incubation, graduation,
>> something else?)
>> In terms of granularity and easiness of development I’m for keeping them
>> separate but have them use the same boilerplate code, basically we need a
>> OpenStack Rest Client Framework which is flexible enough to address all the
>> needs in an abstract domain agnostic manner. I would assume that combining
>> them would be an additional organizational burden that every stakeholder
>> would have to deal with.
>> 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 :).
> Launchpadlib which builds on wadllib did *exactly* that. It worked
> fairly well with the one caveat that it fell into the ORM trap - just
> in time lookups for everything with crippling roundtrips.

Thanks, I’ll have a look at it.

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