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DevOps JSON

DevOps JSON defines a well-known URI for DevOps information.

Schema

schema and outline.md contain the specification itself.

Validator

Public instance: http://devopsjson.com

Or run this app:

git@github.com:racker/devopsjson.git
cd devopsjson
./bin/devopsjson

Then visit: http://localhost:3000/

Tests

If the schema or examples change, please ensure that the tests still pass:

./bin/tester

Vision

The vision of this project is to:

  • Define this spec
  • Provide a DevOps JSON validation service at http://devopsjson.com.
  • Provide a DevOps JSON registration app for public devops.json endpoints.
  • Provide a DevOps Dashboard cloneable app that bootstraps on top of the DevOps JSON spec.
  • Encourage developers everywhere to implement this spec and build additional services and apps on top.

Why you might care

Access

Access to critical and likely-uptodate service information.

For example, when an operational problem or security exploit is found, one can immediately retrieve a list of operations or security contacts, as well as potentially read-only access to related services such as PagerDuty on-call schedules.

Standard

Standard API for aggregating information across services.

For example, one might build a dashboard that graphs dependencies between services, as well as pulls in monitoring information, so that the consequences of operational problems across the network are apparent.

Bootstrapping and Automation

Having a standard spec encourages apps such as the gutsy DevOps Dashboard, which bootstraps the initial framework and automatically reflects not only the most recent raw devops.json data, but also realizes related links such as on-call rotations.

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