Incubating API Endpoints¶
APIs that are released across the industry are expected to have a stable specification that consumers can depend on when writing scripts and automation. This notion of a stable API specification is at odds with the natural process of iteration and refinement that a newly released feature is expected to undergo. As such, in order to accommodate the anticipated iteration and refinement of this newly released Masking API, Delphix is introducing the notion of Incubating API endpoints.
An Incubating API endpoint is available for immediate use, but the specification of an Incubating API endpoint is subject to change in the future (i.e. the specification is not stable).
Backwards-Compatibility of Incubating API Endpoints¶
There are no backwards-compatibility guarantees when using Incubating API endpoints, even when pinning down the API version number.
That said, it is not the case that an Incubating API will always change in a future release, but rather that it might change in a future release such that any scripts that were developed to use an Incubating API would need to be updated to work against a future release of the API.
All changes to the API (not just backwards-incompatible changes) will be documented and distributed with future releases of the API.
Backwards-incompatible changes to the API are known to be disruptive to automation built around the API, and therefore changes to Incubating APIs will be carefully considered and minimized.
List of Incubating API Endpoints¶
Refer to the The Masking API Client [Need to add link] to see the list of Incubating API endpoints.
All Incubating API endpoints are labeled with INCUBATING in their description, and they are also accompanied by an Implementation Note explaining the implications of an Incubating endpoint with respect to backwards-compatibility.