It’s with great plea­sure that we announce today the offi­cial release of our API in beta ver­sion. It’s the offi­cial release because the API was already avail­able (in alpha ver­sion) for some priv­i­leged peo­ple who helped us with reg­u­lar feed­back on its use, and it’s the beta ver­sion because we will now rely on many of you to help improve this new tool.

API?

To make it very sim­ple, an API (which stands for Appli­ca­tion Program­ming Inter­face) is a pro­gram­ming inter­face that will allow your appli­ca­tions to man­age all of the fea­tures of your always­da­ta accounts. Our API is mod­ern: it respects the REST archi­tec­ture and offers dif­fer­ent data seri­al­iza­tion for­mats.

Use Case

In many cas­es, using our API will not be absolute­ly nec­es­sary. But the pos­si­bil­i­ties offered by such a tool will be par­tic­u­lar­ly attrac­tive in some sit­u­a­tions, such as these exam­ples:

  • You are an agency and have an extranet for your clients, and you want to auto­mate the cre­ation of an email account for each new client
  • You run a SaaS ser­vice and want each new entry on your site to launch the cre­ation, on the fly, of a new sub­do­main
  • You reg­u­lar­ly devel­op in your always­da­ta space and want to run your tests on a data­base auto­mat­i­cal­ly and tem­porar­i­ly cre­at­ed

Of course, these are only three exam­ples out of many sit­u­a­tions in which the API will be very use­ful. Note that in addi­tion to the clas­sic oper­a­tions of adding, updat­ing, and delet­ing a resource, spe­cif­ic actions may soon be pos­si­ble (like, for exam­ple, restart­ing an appli­ca­tion).

Go further

With the launch of this beta ver­sion, we hope to pro­vide you with a pow­er­ful tool to assist in your projects, which is why we have put in place detailed doc­u­men­ta­tion, where you will found gen­er­al infor­ma­tion about the API, the means of con­nect­ing to it but also some exam­ples (PHP, Python, and Ruby). Your feed­back and sug­ges­tions are eager­ly await­ed in order to fur­ther improve our ser­vices.

On your marks, get set, code!