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  • v0.17.0 Changes

    • πŸ”€ Merges action details pages into one long page in doc browser
    • Refined path-based versioning:
      • Added ApiGeneralInfo#version_with, which defaults to [:header, :params] and may be set to :path to use path-based versioning.
      • Added support for specifying an :api_version placeholder to the global version's ApiGeneralInfo#base_path.
      • Deprecated ResourceDefinition.version using: :path option, use ApiGeneralInfo#version_with instead.
    • πŸ›  Fix bug where before/after hooks set on sub-stages of :app would not be triggered
    • πŸ”¨ Refactors the api browser to allow registering custom type templates.
      • This also removes an undocumented feature that did something similar.
      • Fixes an issue where Struct properties wouldn't be displayed.
    • βž• Added endpoint directive to global API info, only used for documentation purposes.
    • βž• Added ResourceDefinition.parent directive to define a parent resource.
      • The parent's canonical_path is used as the base of the child's routes.
      • Any parameters in the parent's route will also be applied as defaults in the child. The last route parameter is assumed to be an 'id'-type parameter, and is prefixed with the parent's snake-cased singular name. I.e., id from a Volume parent will be renamed to volume_id. Any other parameters are copied unchanged.
      • This behavior can be overridden by providing a mapping hash of the form {parent_name => child_name} to the parent directive. See [VolumeSnapshots](spec/spec_app/design/resources/volume_snapshots.rb) for an example.
    • πŸ”¨ Backwards incompatible Change: Refactored ValidationError to be more consistent with the reported fields
      • Changed message for summary. Always present, and should provide a quick description of the type of error encountered. For example: "Error loading payload data"
      • Semantically changed errors to always have the details of one or many errors that have occurred. For example: "Unknown key received: :foobar while loading \$.payload.user"
      • Note: if you are an application that used and tested against the previous message field you will need to adjust your tests to check for the values in the summary field and or the errors contents. But it will now be a much more consistent experience that will allow API clients to notify of the exact errors and details to their clients.
    • πŸ‘€ Added Application.validation_handler to customize response generation for validation errors. See [validation_handler.rb](lib/praxis/validation_handler.rb) for default version.
    • Copied mustermann's routers to praxis repo in anticipation of their removal from mustermann itself.
    • βž• Added response body validation.
      • Validation is controlled by the praxis.validate_response_bodies boolean config option, and uses the media_type defined for the response definition.
    • βž• Added location: option to Responses::Created.new.
    • πŸ“œ ResourceDefinition.parse_href now accepts any instance of URI::Generic in addition to a string.
    • πŸ›  Fixed path generation for nested ResourceDefinitions
    • Substantial changes and improvements to multipart request and response handling:
      • Added Praxis::Types::MultipartArray, a type of Attributor::Collection with Praxis::MultipartPart members that allows the handling of duplicate named parts and unnamed ones. The new type supports defining many details about the expected structure of the parts, including headers, payloads, names and filename information. In addition, this type is able to load and validate full multipart bodies into the expected type structure, generate example objects as well as dump them into a full multipart body including boundaries and properly encoded parts following their content-types. See documentation for details and more features.
      • Made Praxis::MultipartPart a proper Attributor::Type.
      • Added Praxis::Responses:MultipartOk properly returning MultipartArray responses.
      • Deprecated Praxis::Multipart. A replacement for true hash-like behavior will be added before their removal in 1.0.
    • ActionDefinition#response now accepts an optional second type parameter, and optional block to further define that type. The type provided will be used to specify the media_type option to pass to the corresponding ResponseDefinition.
    • 0️⃣ The header directive inside ActionDefinition#headers now accepts an optional second type parameter that may be used to override the default String type that would be used.
    • βž• Added Praxis::Handlers::Plain encoder for 'text/plain'.
    • πŸ›  Fixed Praxis::Handlers::XML handler to transform dashes to underscores and treat empty hashes like ActiveSupport does.
    • βž• Adds hierarchival navigation to the doc browser.
    • βž• Adds a ConfigurationProvider allowing for easy doc customization.
  • v0.16.1 Changes

    • πŸ›  Fixed a bug where documentation generation would fail if an application had headers in a Trait using the simplified header DSL.
  • v0.16.0 Changes

    • Overhauled traits: they're now represented by a Trait class, which are created from ApiDefinition#trait.
      • ApiDefinition#describe will also include details of the defined traits.
      • ResourceDefinition#describe and ActionDefinition#describe will also include the names of the used traits.
      • Note: this may break some existing trait use cases, as they are now more-defined in their behavior, rather than simply stored blocks that are instance_eval-ed on the target.
    • πŸ—„ Deprecated ResourceDefinition.routing. Use ResourceDefinition.prefix to define resource-level route prefixes instead.
    • πŸ”¨ Significantly refactored route generation.
      • The base_path property defined in ApiDefinition#info will now appear in the routing paths 'base' (instead of simply being used for documentation purposes). Note: unlike other info at that level, a global (unversioned) base_path is not overriden by specific version, rather the specific version's path is appended to the global path.
      • Any prefixes set on a ResourceDefinition or inside a routing block of an ActionDefinition are now additive. For example:
      • Setting a "/myresource" prefix in a "MyResource" definition, and setting a "/myaction" prefix within an action of that resource definition will result in a route containing the following segments ".../myresource/myaction...".
      • Prefixes can be equally set by including Traits, which will follow exactly the same additive rules.
      • To break the additive nature of the prefixes one can use a couple of different options:
      • Define the action route path with "//" to make it absolute, i.e. a path like "//people" would not include any defined prefix.
      • Explicitly clear the prefix by setting the prefix to '' or '//'.
    • βž• Added base_params to ApiDefinition#info as a way to share common action params
      • base_params may be defined for a specific Api version, which will make sharing params across all Resource definitions of that version)
      • or base_params may be defined in the Global Api section, which will make the parameters shared across all actions of all defined Api versions.
    • πŸ›  Fixed MediaType#describe to include the correct string representation of its identifier.
    • πŸ‘ Allow route options to be passed to the underlying router (i.e. Mustermann at the moment)
      • routes defined in the routing blocks can now take any extra options which will be passed down to the Mustermann routing engine. Unknown options will be ignored!
      • Displaying routes (praxis routes or rake praxis:routes) will now include any options defined in a route.
      • Added an example on the instances resource of the embedded spec_app to show how to use the advanced * pattern and the :except Mustermann options (along with the required :splat attribute).
    • βœ… Spruced up the example app (generator) to use the latest prefix and trait changes
  • v0.15.0 Changes

    • πŸ›  Fixed handling of no app or design file groups defined in application layout.
    • ⚠ Handled and added warning message for doc generation task when no routing block is defined for an action.
    • Improved link method in MediaType attribute definition to support inheriting the type from the :using option if if that specifies an attribute. For example: link :posts, using: :posts_summary would use the type of the :posts_summary attribute.
    • πŸ›  Fixed generated Links accessors to properly load the returned value.
    • βž• Added MediaTypeIdentifier class to parse and manipulate Content-Type headers and Praxis::MediaType identifiers.
    • πŸ“œ Created a registry for media type handlers that parse and generate document bodies with formats other than JSON.
      • Given a structured-data response, Praxis will convert it to JSON, XML or other formats based on the handler indicated by its Content-Type.
      • Given a request, Praxis will use the handler indicated by its Content-Type header to parse the body into structured data.
    • πŸ›  Fixed bug allowing "praxis new" to work when Praxis is installed as a system (non-bundled) gem.
    • πŸ›  Fixed doc generation code for custom types
    • Hardened Multipart type loading
  • v0.14.0 Changes

    • βž• Adds features for customizing and exporting the Doc browser, namely the following changes:
      1. All doc browser stuff is now centralised under the praxis:docs namespace.
      2. The doc browser requires node.js. (TODO: add this to the docs PR)
      3. rake praxis:docs:generate generates the JSON schema files. rake praxis:api_docs is now an alias of this with the idea that rake praxis:api_docs will be deprecated.
      4. rake praxis:docs:preview will open a browser window with the doc browser. It will refresh automatically when the design files change as well as when any customisations change.
      5. rake praxis:docs:build will generate a fully built static version of the app in docs/output. This can then be put on S3 or GH pages and should work.
      6. The default app generator will now generate a docs directory with some files to get you started.
      7. Any .js file in the docs directory will be included in the doc browser. Angular's dependency injection allows users to override any service or controller as needed.
      8. The default docs/styles.scss simply @import 'praxis'. However this means the user can override any of bootstraps variables allowing for easy theme customisation. Rules etc. can now also be overridden.
      9. Any templates defined in docs/views take precedence over those defined in the doc browser. This means the user can easily customise parts of the app, while leaving the rest up to us.
      10. Any changes to the above customisations will be automatically reloaded on save.
    • First pass at describing (and doc-generating) API global information
      • Inside a Praxis::ApiDefinition.define block one can now specify a few things about the API by using:
      • info("1.0") <block> - Which will apply to a particular version only
      • info <block> - Which will be inherited by any existing API version
      • The current pieces of information that can be defined in the block are: name, title, description and basepath. See this for details
      • NOTE: This information is output to the JSON files, BUT not used in the doc browser yet.
    • πŸ”„ Changed the doc generation and browser to use "ids" instead of "names" for routes and generated files.
      • Currently, "ids" are generated using dashes instead of double colons (instead of random ids). This closes issue #31.
    • βž• Added the definition and handling of canonical urls for API resources
      • One can now specify which action URL should be considered as the canonical resource href:
      • by using canonical_path <action_name> at the top of the resource definition class
      • See the instances resource definition for an example.
      • With a canonical href defined, one can then both generate and parse them by using:
      • .to_href(<named arguments hash>) => <href String>
      • .parse_href( <href String> ) => < named arguments hash >. Note: The returned arguments are properly typed-coerced.
      • These helpers can be accessed from:
        • the definition object in the controller instance (i.e., `self.definition.to_href(id: 1). )
        • or through the class-level methods in the resource definition (i.e. MyApiResource.parse_href("/my_resource/1") )
    • Hooked up rake tasks into the praxis binary for convenience. In particular
      • praxis routes [json]
      • praxis docs [browser]
      • praxis console
    • βž• Added MediaTypeCommon module, which contains the identifier, description, and describe methods formerly found in MediaType. This is now the module used for checking whether a given class should be included in generated documentation, or is valid for use in a ResponseDefinition
    • πŸ‘Œ Improved Praxis::Collection.of when used with MediaTypes
      • It will now define an inner <media_type>::Collection type that is an Attributor::Collection of the MediaType that also will include the MediaTypeCommon module.
      • By default, Praxis will take the identifier of the parent MediaType and append a collection=true suffix to it.
    • πŸ›  Fixed ResponseDefinition Content-Type validation to properly handle parameters (i.e., "application/json;collection=true").
      • Note: For "index" type actions, this now means Praxis will properly validate any 'collection=true' parameter specified in the ResponseDefintion and set by the controller.
    • πŸ—„ Deprecated MediaTypeCollection. Please define separate classes and attributes for "collection" and "summary" uses.
    • πŸ‘Œ Improved code for stages
      • setup! is no longer called within the run default code of a stage
      • removed unnecessary raise error when substages are empty (while not common it can be possible, and totally valid)
    • βž• Add Response to supported classes in PluginConcern
    • πŸ›  Fix doc generation to use ids for top-level types (rather than names) so they are correctly linkable.
    • πŸ’» Doc Browser: Added support for Markdown rendering of descriptions (for resources, media_types, attributes, etc...)
    • βž• Added test framework for the doc browser. Run the tests with grunt test from lib/api_browser.
    • ✨ Enhanced the praxis:docs:preview rake task with an optional port parameter
    • πŸ›  Fixed praxis:routes rake task to support actions that do not have routes defined
    • βž• Added :source to ActionDefinition parameter descriptions with the value of either 'url' or 'query' to denote where the parameter is (typically) extracted from. Note: not currently shown in doc browser.
  • v0.13.0 Changes

    • βž• Added nodoc! method to ActionDefinition, ResourceDefinition to hide actions and resources from the generated documentation.
    • 0️⃣ Default HTTP responses:
      • Added descriptions
      • Added 408 RequestTimeout response
    • Replaced Ruport dependency in praxis:routes rake task with TerminalTable.
    • πŸ›  Fixed doc browser issue when attributes defaulting to false wouldn't display the default section.
    • ✨ Enhanced several logging aspects of the PraxisMapper plugin:
      • The log-level of the stats is now configurable in the plugin (see the comments here for details)
      • Added a "silence_mapper_stats" attribute in the Request objects so, actions and/or controllers can selectively skip logging stats (for example, health check controllers, etc)
      • It now logs a compact message (with the same heading) when the identity map has had no interactions.
    • βž• Added X-Cascade header support
      • Configured with boolean praxis.x_cascade that defaults to true.
      • When enabled, Praxis will add an 'X-Cascade: pass' header to the response when the request was not routable to an action. It is not added if the action explicitly returns a NotFound response.
    • πŸ›  Fixed bug in request handling where after callbacks were being executed, even if the stage returned a response.
    • βž• Added a handy option to tie an action route to match any HTTP verb.
      • Simply use any as the verb when you define it (i.e. any '/things/:id' )
    • πŸ‘ Allow a MediaType to define a custom links attribute like any other.
      • This is not compatible if it also wants to use the links DSL.
  • v0.11.2 Changes

    • πŸ’» The Doc Browser will now not change the menu when refreshing.
    • πŸ›  Fixes an issue where URLs in the doc browser would display JSON.
    • πŸ›  Fixes an issue where table columns in the doc browser would be overlapping.
    • πŸ”¨ Refactor Praxis Mapper plugin to be more generic.
    • ⚑️ Update attributor dependency to 2.4.0
  • v0.11.1 Changes

    • πŸ›  Fix Stats plugin to handle empty args hashes.
  • v0.11 Changes

    • MediaTypeCollection:
      • Added support for loading decorateed Resource associations.
    • πŸ‘ Refined and enhanced support for API versioning:
      • version DSL now can take a using option which specifies and array of the methods are allowed: :header,:params,:path(new)
      • if not specified, it will default to using: [:header, :params] (so that the version can be passed to the header OR the params)
      • the new :path option will build the action routes by prefixing the version given a common pattern (i.e., "/v1.0/...")
      • The effects of path versioning will be visible through rake praxis:routes
      • the default api prefix pattern is ("/v(version)/") but can changed by either
        • overriding `Praxis::Request.path_version_prefix and return the appropriate string prefix (i.e., by default this returns "/v")
        • or overriding Praxis::Request.path_version_matcher and providing the fully custom matching regexp. This regexp must have a capture (named version) that would return matched version value.
    • ✨ Enhanced praxis generator:
      • Added a new generator (available through praxis new app_name) which creates a blank new app, with enough basic structure and setup to start building an API.
      • Changed the example hello world generation command. Instead of praxis generate app_name, it is now available through praxis example app_name
      • Changed the path lookup for the praxis directory (to not use installed gems, which could be multiple). [Issue #67]
    • ResourceDefinition:
      • Added: action_defaults method, to define default options for actions. May be called more than once.
      • Removed: params, payload, headers, and response. Specify these inside action_defaults instead.
    • Application:
      • Added middleware method to use Rack middleware.
    • ErrorHandler
      • It is now possible to register the error handler class to be invoked when an uncaught exception is thrown by setting Application#error_handler.
      • The default error handler writes the error and backtrace into the Praxis logger, and returns an InternalServerError response
    • βž• Added Praxis::Notifications framework backed by ActiveSupport::Notifications
      • Its interface is the same as AS::Notifications (.publish, .instrument, .subscribe, and etc.)
      • Each incoming rack request is instrumented as rack.request.all, with a payload of {response: response}, where response is the Response object that will be returned to the client. Internally, Praxis subscribes to this to generate timing statistics with Praxis::Stats.
      • Additionally, each request that is dispatched to an action is instrumented as praxis.request.all, with a payload of {request: request, response: response}, where response is as above, and request is the Request object for the request.
    • βž• Added Praxis::Stats framework backed by Harness (i.e. a statsd interface)
      • Can be configured with a collector type (fake, Statsd) and an asynchronous queue + thread
      • Wraps the statsd interface: count, increment, decrement, time ...
    • βž• Added a new decorate_docs method to enhance generated JSON docs for actions in ResourceDefinitions
      • Using this hook, anybody can register a block that can change/enhance the JSON structure of generated documents for any given action
    • βž• Added a brand new Plugins architecture
      • Plugins can easily inject code in the Request, Controller, ResourceDefinition or ActionDefinition
      • Can be instances or singletons (and will be initialized correspondingly)
      • Plugins can be easily configured under a unique "config key" in the Praxis config
      • See the Plugins section in the documentation for more information.
    • βž• Added a Plugin for using the Praxis::Mapper gem
      • Configurable through a simple praxis_mapper.yml file
      • Its supports several repositories (by name)
      • Each repository can be of a different type (default is sequel)
    • πŸ’» praxis:doc_browser rake task now takes a port argument for specifying the port to run on, e.g. rake praxis:doc_browser[9000] to run on port 9000.
    • βž• Added show_exceptions configuration option to to control default ErrorHandler behavior.
  • v0.10.0 Changes

    • Avoid loading responses (and templates) lazily as they need to be registered in time
    • πŸ›  Fix: app generator's handling of 404. @magneland Issue #10
    • πŸ›  Fix: Getting started doc. @WilliamSnyders Issue #19
    • Controller filters can now shortcut the request lifecycle flow by returning a Response:
      • If a before filter returns it, both the action and the after filters will be skipped (as well as any remaining filters in the before list)
      • If an after filter returns it, any remaining after filters in the block will be skipped.
      • There is no way for the action result to skip the :after filters.
    • πŸ”¨ Refactored Controller module to properly used ActiveSupprt concerns. @jasonayre Issue #26
    • Separated the controller module into a Controller concern and a separable Callbacks concern
    • Controller filters (i.e. callbacks) can shortcut request lifecycle by returning a Response object:
      • If a before filter returns it, both the action and the after filters will be skipped (as well as any remaining before filters)
      • If an after filter returns it, any remaining after filters in the block will be skipped.
      • There is no way for the action result to skip the :after filters.
      • Fixes Issue #21
    • Introduced around filters using blocks: * Around filters can be set wrapping any of the request stages (load, validate, action...) and might apply to only certain actions (i.e. exactly the same as the before/after filters)
      • Therefore they supports the same attributes as before and after filters. The only difference is that an around filter block will get an extra parameter with the block to call to continue the chain. * See the Instances controller for examples.
    • πŸ›  Fix: Change :created response template to take an optiona β€˜location’ parameter (instead of a media_type one, since it doesn’t make sense for a 201 type response) Issue #26
    • πŸ‘‰ Make the system be more robust in error reporting when controllers do not return a String or a Response
    • πŸ›  Fix: ValidationError not setting a Content-Type header. Issue #39
    • 😌 Relaxed ActiveSupport version dependency (from 4 to >=3 )
    • πŸ›  Fix: InternalServerError not setting a Content-Type header. Issue #42
    • πŸ’» A few document browser improvements: _ Avoid showing certain internal type options (i.e. reference). _ Fixed type label cide to detect collections better, and differentiate between Attributor ones and MediaType ones. _ Tweaked _example.html template to be much more collapsed by default, as it is not great, but makes it easier to review. _ Enhanced _links.html template to use the rs-type-label, and rs-attribute-description directives. * Small design improvements on the home page for showing routes and verbs more prominently.
    • πŸ“š Mediatype documentation improvements: _ Make Links always list its attributes when describe (never shallow) _ refactored MediaTypeCollection to store a member_attribute (instead of a member_type), and report it in describe much like attributor collections do.
    • MediaTypeCollection. See [volume_snapshot](spec/spec_app/design/media_types/volume_snapshot.rb) in the specs for an example.
      • Added member_view DSL to define a view that renders the collection's members with the given view.

      - Change: Now requires all views to be explicitly defined (and will not automatically use the underlying member view if it exists). To define a view for member element (wrapping it in a collection) one can use the new member_view.