The MEF LSO Developer Community enables software developers - typically from service provider IT departments, technology vendor R&D groups and students and post-graduates from academia - to ask questions, respond to questions, and contribute tools and other forms of code for inclusion in the LSO SDKs. The community allows to interact with other members including industry professionals from MEF member companies whose primary purpose is to work together to develop the standard and related SDKs. It is the place to share the knowledge, discuss the current work and propose new features for the next releases.
The new release of the MEF LSO Sonata SDK - R4 is available for download. It contains the updated versions of Swagger specifications for Ordering and Pre-Ordering APIs aligned with the latest versions of MEF Draft Standards. In particular it contains:
API schemas and definitions for Serviceability (Address Validation, Site Queries, Product Offering Qualification) aligned with the latest version of MEF 79 Draft Standard
API schemas and definitions for Product Inventory aligned with the latest version of MEF 81 Draft Standard
API schemas and definitions for Product Order aligned with the new version of other Sonata APIs
The MEF LSO Developer Community is managed by a full-time resource provided by MEF. The Community Manager is responsible for facilitating the community collaboration and progress and driving the adoption of LSO SDKs. More specific goals include day-to-day support of community members, engaging specialists to contribute to the SDKs and leading the SDK releases.
The LSO Developer Community Manager is the point of contact for those who would like to adopt LSO SDKs, contribute to LSO SDKs or just join the Developer Community in order to interact with other members.
LSO SDK for each LSO Reference Point is a collection of the APIs and associated development tools for that LSO Reference Point. LSO SDK repositories are publicly available on GitHub. Additionally there are extended SDK versions developed and are available for MEF Members only. They will contain software tools like adapters, emulators, etc. More LSO SDK details could be found on dedicated wiki pages and the source code is hosted on GitHub (links provided in the section on the right).
Developer community is built around every LSO SDK, and the main goal there is to boost adoption of MEF data models and APIs as defined for various LSO Reference Points in LSO Reference Architecture (MEF 55). The LSO SDK Communities are built with use of the GitHub teams and the team discussions should be used as a communication channel. You could post a new discussion to ask questions and provide comments or join the current discussion.
Currently there are following LSO SDK Communities available:
If you are a MEF Member, update your wiki profile with your GitHub account name. Access to the LSO SDK Extensions repositories is periodically updated with provided GitHub accounts. Additionally contact the LSO Developer Community Manager to request the immediate access.