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Swagger Blocks Public

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Badge holders have demonstrated a working understanding of the Swagger::Blocks gem.

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Badge Overview

Pre-Requisites & Context

You should definitely complete the Open API/Swagger badge ( before starting this one. The Swagger::Blocks gem is essentially the tool which Badge List uses in order to dynamically generate its Swagger JSON.

The big benefit of Swagger::Blocks is that it is built on top of the Rails controller model and allows for live-updating api specs. Because it turns the generation of a Swagger spec into a programmatic exercise, it also provides a framework which allows us to manage the Swagger spec right along with the underlying code and which allows for less repetitive / more maintainable Swagger-generation code.

One thing to note is that we've got a significant amount of custom DSL (domain-specific language) built up on top of the Swagger::Blocks gem (the default controller structure of Swagger::Blocks is not very DRY). That means that it's especially important to understand the nitty gritty of how Swagger::Blocks works in its vanilla state, otherwise you'll be completely lost when you get to Badge List's implementation of Swagger::Blocks.

How to earn this badge

  1. Learn about the Swagger::Blocks gem. Refer to #Learning-Resources to get started.
  2. Solve the #Challenge
  3. Post the resources which were helpful in your own learning journey back to #Learning-Resources
  4. Request feedback

Badge Experts


Christophe Alain Pagnusatt Rochester


Badge awarded on 8/5/19

Quentin Guillaume


Badge awarded on 1/18/19

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