The vCloud Air Platform Programmer's Guide provides information about APIs for vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand (formerly known as the vCloud Air API Extensions).

VMware provides many different APIs and SDKs for applications and goals. This guide provides information about vCloud Air Platform APIs for developers who create RESTful clients for vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand.

This guide is intended for software developers who are building interactive clients of vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand. This guide discusses Representational State Transfer (REST) and RESTful programming conventions, and vCloud Air technology. You must be familiar with these and other widely deployed technologies such as XML, HTTP, and the Windows or Linux operating system.

The vCloud Air – Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand User's Guide and the vCloud Air Compute Service Programming Guide (API Version 9.0) contain detailed information about many of the objects and operations referred to in this guide.

VMware Technical Publications provides a glossary of terms that might be unfamiliar to you. For definitions of terms as they are used in VMware technical documentation, go to http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs.