Nov 3, 2018

JSON API - A SPECIFICATION FOR BUILDING APIS IN JSON

By following shared conventions, you can increase productivity, take advantage of generalized tooling, and focus on what matters: your application.

Clients built around JSON API are able to take advantage of its features around efficiently caching responses, sometimes eliminating network requests entirely.

JSON API covers creating and updating resources as well, not just responses.

MIME Types

JSON API has been properly registered with the IANA. Its media type designation is application/vnd.api+json.

Format documentation

To get started with JSON API, check out documentation for the base specification.

Extensions

JSON API has experimental support for extensions.

Official extensions are being developed for Bulk and JSON Patch operations.