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 +====== APIs ======
 +We will mark particular aspects of Opsview as having an Application Programming Interface (API). This means:
 +  * We will publish documentation about the API on how to use it
 +  * We will extensively test the API to ensure no regressions exist
 +  * We will maintain the API and fix any bugs against it
 +  * We try not to make unnecessary changes to the API
 +  * If we make any changes to the API, it will be documented on this site and a line will be added to the version [[changes]] file
 +
 +For example, Opsview's [[restapi|REST API]] is the recommended way of accessing configuration data.
 +
 +From time to time, we may deprecate an API. See our policy on [[deprecated_functionality|deprecated functionality]]. In addition, this means for APIs:
 +  * We recommend new code is not developed against it
 +  * We will provide a migration path to an newer API
 +
 +Opsview's old [[api|XML API]] is an example of a deprecated API.
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