[openstack-dev] [api] REST limitations and GraghQL inception?

Ed Leafe ed at leafe.com
Thu May 3 16:57:32 UTC 2018

On May 2, 2018, at 2:40 AM, Gilles Dubreuil <gdubreui at redhat.com> wrote:
>> • We should get a common consensus before all projects start to implement it.
> This is going to be raised during the API SIG weekly meeting later this week.
> API developers (at least one) from every project are strongly welcomed to participate.
> I suppose it makes sense for the API SIG to be the place to discuss it, at least initially. 

It was indeed discussed, and we think that it would be a worthwhile experiment. But it would be a difficult, if not impossible, proposal to have adopted OpenStack-wide without some data to back it up. So what we thought would be a good starting point would be to have a group of individuals interested in GraphQL form an informal team and proceed to wrap one OpenStack API as a proof-of-concept. Monty Taylor suggested Neutron as an excellent candidate, as its API exposes things at an individual table level, requiring the client to join that information to get the answers they need.

Once that is done, we could examine the results, and use them as the basis for proceeding with something more comprehensive. Does that sound like a good approach to (all of) you?

-- Ed Leafe

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