A walk through of the CloudStack API. full screencast available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPfm2EksIbc
An API to your cloud orchestrator is key to automation of your data center.
We go through the basics of Query API calls, unauthenticated on the integration port and authenticated calls using the access and secret keys of a users and computing a signature. We show how to compute a signature in Python.
We also highlight various CloudStack clients in many different languageas (java, php, ruby, clojure etc..) and show how to explore the API using firebug console in firefox or via the CloudStack interfactive shell cloudmonkey. This is a good complement to my talk on CloudMonkey.