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What is OAS and why would you use it?

OAS is a language-agnostic interface to RESTful APIs which allows both humans and computers to discover and understand the capabilities of the service without access to source code, documentation, or through network traffic inspection. Additionally, OAS can help ensure that research is properly attributed and cited, and that it meets funder mandates for open access.

OpenAPI Specification (OAS) defines a standard, language-agnostic interface to RESTful APIs which allows both humans and computers to discover and understand the capabilities of the service without access to source code, documentation, or through network traffic inspection.

Why use OpenAPI Specification?

There are many reasons to use OpenAPI Specification. Here are just a few:

  1. OAS promotes adoption of best practices in API design

  2. OAS is language-agnostic

  3. OAS is easily read and understood by both humans and computers

  4. OAS can be used to generate documentation for an API

  5. OAS can be used to generate client code for an API

  6. OAS can be used to test an API

  7. OAS can be used to create a mocked version of an API for development or testing purposes

  8. OAS is supported by a wide range of tools, including open source and commercial tools

  9. OAS is backed by a strong community of users and contributors

Overall, OAS provides a number of benefits for researchers. By making it easier to find and use digital content, OAS can save researchers time and effort. Additionally, OAS can help ensure that research is properly attributed and cited, and that it meets funder mandates for open access.

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In conclusion, OpenAPI Specification is a standard, language-agnostic interface to RESTful APIs which allows both humans and computers to discover and understand the capabilities of the service without access to source code, documentation, or through network traffic inspection. OpenAPI Specification is supported by a wide range of tools, including open source and commercial tools, and is backed by a strong community of users and contributors.

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