The vCloud Air Platform Programmer's Guide provides information about version 5.6 of the vCloud Air Platform APIs.

VMware® provides many different APIs and SDKs for applications and goals. This guide provides information about the vCloud Air Platform APIs (formerly known as the vCloud Hybrid Service Extensions) for developers who create RESTful clients for use with vCloud Air subscription services; specifically, the Dedicated Cloud and Virtual Private Cloud services.

This guide is intended for software developers who are building interactive clients of vCloud Air. 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 User's Guide and vCloud API Programmer's Guide contain detailed information about many of the objects and operations referred to in this guide.

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