Azure autorest

The AutoRest tool generates client libraries for accessing RESTful web services. Input to AutoRest is a spec that describes the REST API using the OpenAPI

Specification format. 

OpenAPI (f.k.a Swagger) Specification code generator. Supports C#, PowerShell, Go, Java, Node.js, TypeScript, Python, Ruby and PHP.

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Support Policy

AutoRest is an open source tool -- if you need assistance, first check the documentation. If you find a bug or need some help, feel free to submit an issue

AutoRest will release a stable version on the second Wednesday of the month.

Using npm you can upgrade to the latest stable version of AutoRest:

Installing AutoRest

Installing AutoRest on Windows, MacOS or Linux involves two steps:

  1. Install Node.js (10.15.x LTS HIGHLY RECOMENDED)
  2. Install AutoRest using npm
# Depending on your configuration you may need to be elevated or root to run this. (on OSX/Linux use 'sudo' )
npm install -g autorest

Updating AutoRest

To update AutoRest if you have previous versions installed, please run:

autorest --latest


# Removes all other versions and installs the latest
autorest --reset

For more information, run autorest --help

Supported Platforms

While AutoRest itself runs on NodeJS, some generators use the .NET Core 2.0 runtime, which is the most limiting factor. See dotnet/core/release-notes/2.0/ for a list of supported platforms.

Getting Started using AutoRest

Start by reading the documentation for using AutoRest:


Get yourself up and coding in AutoRest

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