🤖 Generator for GH repo to help you manage the OpenAPI definition lifecycle
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Generate an organized multi-file OpenAPI repository.
You! Hello. Do you need to write or contribute to an OpenAPI definition? If so, read on...
We recommend a docs-like-code approach to OpenAPI definitions: - Write it using your favorite text-editor or IDE (we love VSCode). - Organize it into multiple files and folders to make it easy to navigate. - Store it using source control (such as GitHub). - Continuously validate it using our free openapi-cli tool or our free continuous validation service (coming soon). - Bundle it (for a smaller footprint to use in other tools or for tools that do not support a multi-file format).
There are a few advantages in hosting your API definition on GitHub: - Community engagement (PR's and issues -- if you have a public repo) - Advertisment in the GitHub community - Hosting on GitHub pages (perfect uptime, CDN, Jekyll, custom domains with CNAME) - Revision history, branching, CI - Review and approval workflows using Pull Requests - Fast on-boarding time (developers and tech writers know how to use GitHub :smile:) - Fully compatible with Redocly API Reference too
There are also some advantages to a multi-file YAML format OpenAPI definition: - Reuse schema objects to keep things DRY (don't repeat yourself) - Smaller diffs compared to JSON (especially for markdown descriptions) - Easier to navigate - Easier to edit with confidence
This generator helps to create a GitHub repo with the following features: - Split a big (or small) OpenAPI definition into smaller files organized into folders - Bundle it into a single file for deployment - Continuous integration/deployment on Travis or Redocly Workflows - Code samples as separate files - Automate deployment of your OpenAPI definition and docs - OpenAPI definition is validated after each commit - Live editing in your editor of choice :heart_eyes:
You will have a structure similar to this:
├── .redocly.yaml ├── LICENSE ├── README.md ├── docs │ ├── favicon.png │ └── index.html ├── openapi │ ├── README.md │ ├── code_samples │ │ ├── C# │ │ │ └── echo │ │ │ └── post.cs │ │ ├── PHP │ │ │ └── echo │ │ │ └── post.php │ │ └── README.md │ ├── components │ │ └── README.md │ └── paths │ └── README.md └── package.json
However, you can adjust it to any structure you prefer.
openapifolder is where your OpenAPI definition will live. Inside there, and the sub-folders, there are
README.mdfiles to help guide you further. This is also where your entrypoint
componentsfolder is where you will organize sub-folders such as
schemato define your schema.
pathsfolder is where you will organize your paths. There will be a 'README.md' file in there with suggestions for how to organize it into specially named files (or folders) that use an
@in place of a
/(because files cannot have a
/character in them). You will also be able to use path parameters by wrapping them in curly braces
.redocly.yamlfile is a universal configuration for various Redocly tools including the lint tool and reference doc engine.
The generated repository includes installing a dependency for our
openapi-clitool which supports commands such as
bundle, and more. There are scripted shortcuts defined in the repository's
We assume you already have node.js installed.
bash npm install -g create-openapi-repoor use
npxin this example. However, remove
npxif you installed it globally.
You will be presented with some questions. You can create a new definition or use an existing definition to initialize your project.
Please note, if you do start a new one, remember to create a GitHub repo where your OpenAPI definition will live.
If you use the prior version of this generated repository, please read the following upgrade instructions.
Migrate your repository from a previous structure of OpenAPI repo to this newer structure with our migration tool.
Run this in the root folder of your repo.
npx create-openapi-repo --migrate-2-3
Note: the migration tool does not migrate plugins automatically. You would need to manually add them to the
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