What is OData?
It is an ISO/IEC approved, OASIS standard that defines a set of best practices for building and consuming RESTful APIs. It helps you focus on your business logic while building RESTful APIs without having to worry about the various approaches to define request and response headers, status codes, HTTP methods, URL conventions, media types, payload formats, query options, etc.
OData is a tool in the Query Languages category of a tech stack.
Who uses OData?
10 companies reportedly use OData in their tech stacks, including VillageMD, AXIS, and Thinkwise Platform.
44 developers on StackShare have stated that they use OData.
Pros of OData
Patterns for paging, sorting, filtering
No overfetching, no underfetching
Get many resources in a single request
Bulk requests ("array upsert")
Ask for what you need, get exactly that
Evolve your API by following the compatibility rules
Resource model defines conventional operations
Resource Modification Language
- OData RESTful APIs are easy to consume
- ISO/IEC approved
OData Alternatives & Comparisons
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