There is no substitute for play. The only way to really know a service, an API or a package is to explore it, poke at
it, and bang your elbows – trial and error. A REST design is especially well-suited to active exploration, and the
jirashell script (installed automatically when you use pip) is designed to help you do exactly that.
Run it from the command line:
$ jirashell -s http://jira.atlassian.com <JIRA Shell (http://jira.atlassian.com)> *** JIRA shell active; client is in 'jira'. Press Ctrl-D to exit. In :
This is a specialized Python interpreter (built on IPython) that lets you explore JIRA as a service. Any legal
Python code is acceptable input. The shell builds a JIRA client object for you (based on the launch parameters) and
stores it in the
Try getting an issue:
In : issue = jira.issue('JRA-1330')
issue now contains a reference to an issue
Resource. To see the available properties and methods, hit the TAB
In : issue. issue.delete issue.fields issue.id issue.raw issue.update issue.expand issue.find issue.key issue.self In : issue.fields. issue.fields.aggregateprogress issue.fields.customfield_11531 issue.fields.aggregatetimeestimate issue.fields.customfield_11631 issue.fields.aggregatetimeoriginalestimate issue.fields.customfield_11930 issue.fields.aggregatetimespent issue.fields.customfield_12130 issue.fields.assignee issue.fields.customfield_12131 issue.fields.attachment issue.fields.description issue.fields.comment issue.fields.environment issue.fields.components issue.fields.fixVersions issue.fields.created issue.fields.issuelinks issue.fields.customfield_10150 issue.fields.issuetype issue.fields.customfield_10160 issue.fields.labels issue.fields.customfield_10161 issue.fields.mro issue.fields.customfield_10180 issue.fields.progress issue.fields.customfield_10230 issue.fields.project issue.fields.customfield_10575 issue.fields.reporter issue.fields.customfield_10610 issue.fields.resolution issue.fields.customfield_10650 issue.fields.resolutiondate issue.fields.customfield_10651 issue.fields.status issue.fields.customfield_10680 issue.fields.subtasks issue.fields.customfield_10723 issue.fields.summary issue.fields.customfield_11130 issue.fields.timeestimate issue.fields.customfield_11230 issue.fields.timeoriginalestimate issue.fields.customfield_11431 issue.fields.timespent issue.fields.customfield_11433 issue.fields.updated issue.fields.customfield_11434 issue.fields.versions issue.fields.customfield_11435 issue.fields.votes issue.fields.customfield_11436 issue.fields.watches issue.fields.customfield_11437 issue.fields.workratio
Since the Resource class maps the server’s JSON response directly into a Python object with attribute access, you can see exactly what’s in your resources.