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OData

A REST-based protocol for querying and updating data
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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?

Companies
10 companies reportedly use OData in their tech stacks, including AXIS, VillageMD, and Thinkwise Platform.

Developers
46 developers on StackShare have stated that they use OData.

OData Integrations

JavaScript, Python, Visual Studio Code, Java, and C++ are some of the popular tools that integrate with OData. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with OData.
Pros of OData
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Patterns for paging, sorting, filtering
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ISO Standard
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Query Language
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RESTful
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No overfetching, no underfetching
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Get many resources in a single request
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Self-documenting
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Batch requests
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Bulk requests ("array upsert")
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Ask for what you need, get exactly that
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Evolve your API by following the compatibility rules
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Resource model defines conventional operations
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Resource Modification Language

OData's Features

  • OData RESTful APIs are easy to consume
  • ISO/IEC approved

OData Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to OData?
REST
An architectural style for developing web services. A distributed system framework that uses Web protocols and technologies.
GraphQL
GraphQL is a data query language and runtime designed and used at Facebook to request and deliver data to mobile and web apps since 2012.
JSON
JavaScript Object Notation is a lightweight data-interchange format. It is easy for humans to read and write. It is easy for machines to parse and generate. It is based on a subset of the JavaScript Programming Language.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Git
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
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