Podcast: Digital Rebar Tech Discussion on Patch APIs, Swagger, and Integrations

In this week’s L8ist Sh9y Podcast, we bring on the Digital Rebar team at RackN to discuss several issues they have working on over the past few months:

  • Patch Rest APIs and CLI : Scaling Challenges Require Patch
  • Swagger API History and Changes : No CLI Generation
  • Integrations to Existing Tools up the Stack

Topic                                                   Time (Minutes.Seconds)

Introduction                                              0.0 – 0.42
Intro to Digital Rebar Project                 0.42 – 1.58
Patch in Rest APIs                                    1.58 – 4.02  (Reference: JsonPatch.com)
Why not use PUT?                                  4.02 – 4.53
CLI use Reference Objects                    4.53 – 6.28
Examples of How Use This                    6.28 – 10.55
Patch Synchronous Question                10.55 – 12.32
Swagger Built into API                            12.32 – 15.44  (Reference: https://swagger.io/)
Operator view of CLI w/out Swagger  15.44 – 18.30
2 Key Points on Swagger Change         18.30 – 20.22
Integration to Other Systems                 20.22 – 28.13   (Grumpy Operators Syndrome)
Learn More About Digital Rebar            28.13 – END      (Digital Rebar Online Meetup Community)

Guest Podcast Attendees

  • Greg Althaus, Co-Founder, CTO RackN
  • Victor Lowther, Sr. Software Engineering, RackN
  • Shane Gibson, Sr. Architect and Community Evangelist, RackN

Digital Rebar is the open, fast and simple data center provisioning and control scaffolding designed with a cloud native architecture. Sponsored by RackN, this community is building an extensible stand-alone DCHP/PXE/IPXE service with minimal overhead offering a quick 5 minutes to provisioning solution.

Community Mission: Embrace the Heterogeneous Nature of Data Center Operations while Eliminating Complexity and Manual Steps.

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