[openstack-dev] [api] Open API 3.0 for OpenStack API

Jim Rollenhagen jim at jimrollenhagen.com
Tue Oct 9 12:52:52 UTC 2018

On Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 5:58 AM Gilles Dubreuil <gdubreui at redhat.com> wrote:

> On 05/10/18 21:54, Jim Rollenhagen wrote:
> GraphQL has introspection features that allow clients to pull the schema
> (types, queries, mutations, etc): https://graphql.org/learn/introspection/
> That said, it seems like using this in a client like OpenStackSDK would
> get messy quickly. Instead of asking for which versions are supported,
> you'd have to fetch the schema, map it to actual features somehow, and
> adjust queries based on this info.
> A main difference in software architecture when using GraphQL is that a
> client makes use of a GraphQL client library instead of relaying on a SDK.

It seems to me that a major goal of openstacksdk is to hide differences
between clouds from the user. If the user is meant to use a GraphQL library
themselves, we lose this and the user needs to figure it out themselves.
Did I understand that correctly?

// jim
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