Starting with version 3.2, Zato will use a new, dark theme for its auto-generated API documentation and specifications. Here is its preview.

An API service and its documentation

Suppose we have a Zato service with I/O as defined below ..

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-

# Zato
from zato.server.service import Service

class Login(Service):
    """ Logs a user in.

    - Sets session to expire in 24 hours if unused

    - Metadata stored for each session:
      - Creation time in UTC
      - Remote IP and fully-qualified name
    """
    name = 'my.api.login'

    class SimpleIO:
        """
        * user_name - User name to log in as
        * password - User password

        * token - Session token
        * user_id - User's ID
        * user_display_name - User's display name, e.g. first and last name
        * user_email - User's email
        * preferred_language - User's preferred language in the system
        """
        input_required = 'user_name', 'password'
        output_required = 'token', 'user_id', 'user_display_name', 'user_email'
        output_optional = 'preferred_language'

    def handle(self):
        # Skip actual implementation
        pass

.. here is how its documentation will look like with the dark theme as generated by zato apispec.

Zato API specification index

Zato API specification service

Note that, as previously, the quick access WSDL and OpenAPI links are in the downloads section, to the left hand side.

More links

To check it out live, here is a link to the actual documentation from the screenshot above. Also, Zato has its own API documentation whose specification you can find here.

Coming up next

Yet, there is more. The new theme is but a part of a series of works focused on API documentation and specifications. Coming up next are:

  • A service invoker to execute services directly from their documentation
  • A mobile version
  • Searchable API specications

Stay tuned for more news.