APIs, which allow developers to interact with applications and for applications to communicate with each other, are the cornerstone of today's SaaS applications. They connect mobile and web applications to the cloud, integrate systems, and enable developers to innovate the next great product or service. On Lithium, APIs are used to customize your community, integrate Lithium communities with your other applications like business intelligence, and connect LSW to your CRM -- that's just the beginning.
Today, I'm pleased to announce the release of Lithium Community REST API v2 with Lithium Query Language (LiQL). This is a complete redesign of our popular Community REST API v1 to better meet the needs to today's desktop and mobile applications. LiQL, an open sourced query syntax that gives developers even more control and flexibility, is a great way to add personalization, content discoverability, and content relevancy to your community or other web properties. Lithium Community REST API v2 also supports OAuth 2.0, the industry standard for authentication, which makes user sign on for integrations easier.
In addition to unlocking new customization and integration abilities, API v2’s new design is even easier to learn and use. Make your first API call through the API browser in Studio and you’ll see how much faster development has been for companies like EMC. Also, since you have more control of the data, you can consolidate API calls, thereby reducing the complexity and simplifying the maintainability of your code. Check out the Tech Blog for more details on the API itself, including API v2 code samples.
This is the initial release of Lithium Community REST API v2. Look out for even more features to support development on the Lithium platform over the coming months. We can’t wait to see what new ideas you dream up! Head over to the documentation to learn more, and help us share the good news!
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