API fields, added and found - Noteworthy at Compose


This is your weekly summary of Compose news for those changes and updates which can make your life easier. In this edition, some updates from the API and our review of the last week of articles.

API Updates

A while ago, we introduced an addons endpoint which listed available addons for a particular database deployment. We just added an is_active field to the return data to report if any of the returned addons is actually in use.

Also, astute API users may have noticed that the backups endpoint had slightly more fields than documented. They've been there a while, but an error in documenting kept them hidden. The "new" fields are created_at, a timestamp of when the backup was completed and created in storage, and is_restorable, an indicator that the backup can be used in a "restore to a new deployment" operation.

Compose Articles

In the week just passed week, Compose Articles has looked at how IBM Compose for Scylla powers IBM's own service catalog and we start a new series looking at how the Compose Transporter works.

That's it for this week's Noteworthy at Compose. Onwards to next week!

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