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Pros of OData
Pros of OpenAPI
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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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    No overfetching, no underfetching
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    Get many resources in a single request
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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
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    The most popular api spec
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    Easy to learn
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    Supports versioning
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    Supports authentication
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    Supports caching

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Cons of OData
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    Overwhelming, no "baby steps" documentation
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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.

    What is OpenAPI?

    It is a publicly available application programming interface that provides developers with programmatic access to a proprietary software application or web service.

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