Intro to APIs API = Application Programming Interface, APIs define how users / developer / other applications can communicate with each other, API's will generally use web-services or web based communication however they can use unique protocols for proprietary APIs. API's not only provide communication, but also secured communication by several different methods, and all … Continue reading Week 2 of the Cisco DevNet Grind – EVERYTHING you will need for the DEVASC regarding REST APIs – Acronyms / Design / Status Codes / Webhooks / Troubleshooting!
RESTCONF is the cousin of NETCONF which both use YANG Data Modeling to talk, although while I know NETCONF prefers XML as its choice of encoding data to communicate and SSHv2 via TCP Port 830 to communicate, I assume that is where we will see some differences between RESTCONF and NETCONF protocols. With that lets … Continue reading ENAUTO – RESTful APIs and RESTCONF completely reviewed, some much needed comparison to NETCONF, and configs!
As will be discussed below in the REST API section, this pretty well represents the nature of REST API being a "Northbound" API, with Apps speaking to the Controller using it. However to begin with I want to completely re-iterate here what I've written in previous articles as you cannot practice typing / knowing this … Continue reading ENAUTO – In Depth API Review, REST API discussed, HTTP / CRUD review, and other details on all other things API!