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mattpolzin/OpenAPIDiff 0.7.0
Diffing Library for OpenAPI documentation.
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.package(url: "https://github.com/mattpolzin/OpenAPIDiff.git", from: "0.7.0")


This is a WIP diffing library for OpenAPI documentation. It produces a hierarchical list of changes between two versions of an API. Only OpenAPI v3.x is supported.


To see an example of what this library produces when run against two YAML OpenAPI documents with the markdown option, take a look at the example folder.



The library ships with a very simple executable. If you just want to play with what you get out-of-the-box, the easiest option is to run the Docker image I host on Docker Hub.

The dockerized executable will require you to mount one or more volumes containing the versions of the API you wish to diff. Assuming you have the old and new versions of your API in the current working directory (named old.json and new.json), a simple invocation would be:

docker run --rm -v "$(pwd)/old.json:/api/old.json" -v "$(pwd)/new.json:/api/new.json" mattpolzin2/openapi-diff /api/old.json /api/new.json

You can pass mattpolzin2/openapi-diff the --markdown flag in addition to the two API document files to produce a markdown diff instead of the default plaintext diff.

For all options, see the --help.


As a library, you first reference this package from your manifest or pull it in via Xcode.

dependencies: [
  .package(url: "https://github.com/mattpolzin/OpenAPIDiff.git", .upToNextMinor(from: "0.7.0")),

Then you can produce diffs with

import OpenAPIKit
import OpenAPIDiff

let file1 = try Data(contentsOf: oldOpenAPIFile)
let file2 = try Data(contentsOf: newOpenAPIFile)

let api1 = try JSONDecoder().decode(OpenAPI.Document.self, from: file1)
let api2 = try JSONDecoder().decode(OpenAPI.Document.self, from: file2)

let comparison = api1.compare(to: api2)

let markdownDiff = comparison.markdownDescription
let plaintextDiff = comparison.description

By default you will be getting entries for all of the things that have not changed as well as those that have changed. You can easily omit the similarities with

let differences = comparison.description { !$0.isSame }
let markdownDifferences = comparison.markdownDescription { !$0.isSame }

The structure you are producing is ApiDiff. You can take a look at ApiDiff.swift if you want to operate on the diff in some way different than the description() and markdownDescription() methods do.

If you need to diff an OAS 3.0 document, you can decode it and then convert it to an OAS 3.1 document in order to semantically diff it. You can see an example of this in the executable target for this project (see main.swift).

Building From Source

The library target (OpenAPIDiff) and executable target (openapi-diff) can both be built quite easily with either swift build or by opening the repository root folder in Xcode 11.

The docker image can be build from the included Dockerfile with

docker build -t openapi-diff .


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Release Notes

Support OAS 3.1
5 weeks ago

Update to OpenAPIKit 3.0.0 and support OAS 3.0 as well as OAS 3.1

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